Why Too Much Inauguration Star Power Could Hurt Obama

A look at the past relationships between presidents and Hollywood.


Yet for most voters, the key is staying true to everyday values. Says Ken Duberstein, former White House chief of staff to Reagan: "He should be seen as Michelle's husband, and Sasha and Malia's father. That speaks volumes about what kind of person he is." And it is far more impressive to Middle America than being Shakira's pal or Garth's newest buddy.

  • Read a visitor's guide to Obama's inauguration.
  • Read about the history of presidential inaugurations.
  • Inaugural dress rehearsal: See the video.
  • Read more about the presidency.