Michelle Obama's inauguration dress will have to accomplish quite a bit. According to the LA Times, "What she wears...will set the style agenda for the administration and hold a mirror up to what it means to be a woman in America right now, which still includes being judged by your appearance."
The cost of television broadcast rights for the inauguration? $5 million.
Obama's inauguration is touted to be the greenest in history. But is it?