The historical "We Are One" 2-disc collector's DVD set is the only inaugural release to be endorsed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. It features the opening ceremony for the 56th Presidential Inaugural-- a celebration to America in song and spoken word which was held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, January 18th 2009 as broadcasted on HBO. In addition, the set includes the Invocation given by Pastor Rick Warren before the concert; Obama’s Inauguration Address and The Neighborhood Ball– which took place on the night of the inauguration. HBO Studios (2010), English, DVD, Number of discs: 2, Rated: NR (Not Rated), Run Time: 206 minutes.
This event marks President Barack Obama’s first public celebration in Washington, D.C. and features some of the biggest acts in the world of entertainment to celebrate our common heritage and our new direction. Features musical performances by Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, Bettye LaVette, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, U2, Usher Raymond IV, will.i.am and Stevie Wonder. Readers of historical passages include: Jack Black, Steve Carell, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hanks, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah, Laura Linney, and Denzel Washington.