The historic nature of President Barack Obama’s inauguration inspired many people around the country and the world to hold special inauguration-viewing events. At Colorado State University in Pueblo, about 150 students, faculty and staff gathered for their own festivities on campus. In the lobby of Belmont residence hall, they sat in couches and chairs before a giant screen TV, eating breakfast burritos and watching the inauguration coverage on MSNBC. KRCC’s Michelle Mercer has this audio postcard.

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One Response to CSU-Pueblo Hosts Inauguration Event

  1. Tim says:

    I really enjoyed this snapshot of the event in Pueblo. It was quite moving simply to hear the voices of the people so touched by this great man. Hats off to Michelle Mercer for a beautifully-produced piece – and she didn’t even have to say a word!

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