1. Headline
  1. Headline
updated 1/11/2009 9:44:01 PM ET 2009-01-12T02:44:01

MTV will be broadcasting from President-elect Barack Obama's "Youth Inaugural Ball" on Jan. 20, the cable network announced Sunday.

  1. More Entertainment stories
    1. Autistic ballerina dances her way into hearts

      In a popular YouTube video, the beaming little ballerina dances an entire four-minute routine seemingly perfectly, matchin...

    2. Every on-screen drink in 'Mad Men' in 5 minutes
    3. See the 'Dancing' stars' most memorable moves
    4. Emmy's biggest snubs? Cranston, Hamm, more
    5. 'Toy Story' toys burn up in prank on mom

Obama is scheduled to speak at the event, one of 10 official inaugural balls. The Presidential Inaugural Committee has said the ball for people ages 18-35 will celebrate "the role young Americans can play to serve their communities." Tickets cost $75, half the price of most inaugural ball tickets.

MTV said the program will also include performances by "top recording artists," although the inaugural committee has yet to announce them. The broadcast will also include "footage from service activities around the country on Martin Luther King Day, in addition to showing young people imparting change real-time through major service projects taking place in the United States and in Kenya," MTV said.

ServiceNation, a campaign to get more Americans involved in public service, is teaming with MTV to produce the broadcast, called "Be The Change: Live From The Inaugural."

MTV, owned by Viacom Inc., had planned to host an inaugural ball at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington on Jan. 20. That event has been canceled.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments

More on TODAY.com

  1. Alex Miller via YouTube

    Sister loves brother too much to let him grow up

    7/30/2014 1:26:08 AM +00:00 2014-07-30T01:26:08
  1. Javier Pesquera / ABC

    'Bachelorette' superfan: Stop the shame game!

    7/30/2014 12:27:07 AM +00:00 2014-07-30T00:27:07
  1. Bravo / Steve Jennings/Bravo

    Extreme parenting: Who are we to judge?

    7/29/2014 6:52:01 PM +00:00 2014-07-29T18:52:01
  1. Obama joins EU to impose new sanctions on Russia

    President Obama announced on Tuesday that not only would the U.S. be imposing additional sanctions on Russia’s defense, energy and financial sectors, but that the European Union would also be imposing new sanctions on the country. 

    7/29/2014 7:55:14 PM +00:00 2014-07-29T19:55:14
  1. Courtesy of Steve Tillotson

    6-year-old 'Rapunzel' chops off her hair for kids with cancer

    7/29/2014 6:54:06 PM +00:00 2014-07-29T18:54:06