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December 28, 2005

Governor-elect Tim Kaine discusses his inauguration, future events and citizenship on CW podcast

On January 14, 2006, Timothy M. Kaine will join an elite group of public servants. When he takes the oath of office, Kaine will become the third governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia inaugurated in Williamsburg, the first capital of the Commonwealth. Patrick Henry was the first on June 29, 1776. Thomas Jefferson was the most recent when he was inaugurated 226 years ago on June 1, 1779.

In his first Colonial Williamsburg podcast, Kaine reflects on his place in history and the privilege of joining Henry and Jefferson during the 12-minute podcast available on The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s website at In the online interview, Kaine also touches on the 225th anniversary of the victory at Yorktown, the 400th anniversary of America’s beginnings at Jamestown, Virginia traditions of perseverance and hospitality and the importance of active citizenship in a democratic society.

The podcast is conducted with former NBC News correspondent Lloyd Dobyns asking the questions and was recorded at the governor-elect’s inaugural committee offices in Richmond.

Also known as RSS feeds, “Colonial Williamsburg: Past & Present” podcasts are popular, downloadable audio files featuring special interviews and presentations available to visitors to the Colonial Williamsburg website. Currently there are 35 available on a variety of topics, including the 2006 inauguration, African American history, American independence and insights from behind the scenes. New podcasts are added weekly.

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