What to Watch This Week

What to Watch/Attend This Week: January 15-21, 2017

Inauguration Day may be the biggest event happening this week by far, but there’s still plenty of other political fare to watch and take part in, including President Obama’s final TV interview and the Women’s March on Washington. Read on to find out what you should watch and attend from January 15-21.

Sunday, January 15, 2017:
Rally to Save Our Healthcare (1:30pm, Richmond, VA)
Governor Terry McAuliffe, Senator Tim Kaine and Congressmen Bobby Scott and Donald McEachin will hold a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act at the Virginia State Capitol. Find out details and RSVP here.

60 Minutes Presents Barack Obama: Eight Years in the White House (7-8pm, CBS)
Steve Kroft speaks to President Obama in his final interview as President. The episode will also “follow the 44th President’s journey through his own words in the 60 Minutes interviews he did with Kroft, beginning when Mr. Obama declared his candidacy in 2007, through the elections and the milestones of his eight years in the White House,” according to CBS.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017:
President Obama’s Final White House Press Conference
Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced the date on Twitter. A specific time is not known at the moment.

Huffington Post’s DNC Chair Debate (7pm ET/4pm PT)
The candidates running to be the next DNC Chair take part in a debate hosted by The Huffington Post.

Thursday, January 19, 2017:
America’s First Family: The Trumps Go to Washington (10-11pm, ABC)
This 20/20 special, which airs the night before Donald Trump’s Inauguration, delayed the return of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder by one week.

Late Night with Seth Meyers (12:37-1:38pm, NBC)
Former Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer will be interviewed.

Friday, January 20, 2017:
Inauguration Day
Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States at 12pm ET/9am PT. Check your local listings.

Glen Roven’s Hillary Clinton Concert Film Live Stream (12pm ET)
Composer and conductor Glen Roven has set two of Hillary Clinton’s speeches (her 2007 presidential announcement and her 2016 concession) to music. Classical music and Broadway stars will perform in a live stream on National Sawdust’s website at the same time as Trump’s Inauguration.

Real Time with Bill Maher (10-11pm)
DNC Chair candidate and former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez will be interviewed.

Saturday, January 21, 2017:
Women’s March on Washington (10am ET)
According to the official website, this event “will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights.” If you don’t live in or near Washington, D.C., but still want to take part, find a local march in your area here.

More shows and events will be added as necessary. If there’s anything you think we should add (either this week or for a future date), let us know!

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