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The History of American Media as Seen Through Its Coverage of Presidential Inaugurations

The ceremonial transfer of power from one U.S. president to another is an event that transfixes the nation every four years. And as the decades have passed, advances in technology have allowed the media to tell that story in an evolving way — from illustrations to the use of photographs, radio, video and finally digital media. NBCLX storyteller Peter Hull explores the history of storytelling through our presidential inaugurations in this interactive video. Scan the QR codes for more context.