SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington - Jan. 18, 2013 1. Wide shot of U.S. Capitol, tilt down to wide of inaugural stage 2. Close shot of people working on the stage where President Obama will take the oath of office 3. Men working on seating area right under the stage 4. Wider shot of stage and preparations 5. Wide shot of seating area under stage 6. Close shot of U.S. Marine Band practicing for inaugural parade 7. Wider shot of band practising 8. Close shot of band practising 9. Wider shot of band walking out of frame 10. Mid shot of the presidential viewing station on Pennsylvania Ave in front of the White House 11. Close shot of woman taking a picture 12. Close shot of the presidential seal on the viewing station 13. Mid shot of people working placing chairs inside the viewing station 14. Wide shot of viewing station 15. Tight shot of woman working video camera on viewing station 16. Tourists walking along Pennsylvania Ave, pointing at the preparations 17. Men constructing iron gates along Pennsylvania Ave 18. Shots of a construction worker using a drill on the bleachers 19. Tight shot of presidential seal in the ballroom, pull out to wide shot of site for one of the two inaugural balls 20. Mid shot of men hanging a large presidential seal in the ballroom 21. Various shots of ballroom preparations 22. Mid shot of the presidential seal 23. SOUNDBITE: (English) Steve Kerrigan, President and CEO, Presidential Inaugural Committee "This isn't just an inauguration of the president or a celebration of the president. This is the 57th time that we've done that. This is really a celebration of the American people and our country, and an opportunity to show the world what a great nation we are and how our inaugurals are such a great part of our democracy." 24. Wide shot of forklift in Washington Convention Center, where the balls will be held 25. Tight shot of worker on forklift 26. Shot of bar area in convention centre; cups and glasses in foreground 27. Wide shot of construction of convention centreSTORYLINE:The US is gearing up big time for the 57th Presidential Inauguration, which will see Barack Obama sworn in for a second term. Inaugural organisers expect some 600,00 to 800,000 visitors to attend as well as a string of celebrities. Those numbers are significantly lower than the 1.8 million who were present for Obama's first inaugural, but still historically high in terms of previous inaugurations. The once-every-four years right of democratic passage will have the air of a star-studded concert with the Washington Convention Center expected to be packed with 40,000 ball-goers that evening. The first family will lead a parade of clanging bands, elaborate floats and marchers, including costumed dancers, prancing horses and military units, down Pennsylvania Avenue. The president will dance with the first lady, whose dress seems destined to be most anticipated fashion statement of the second Obama administration. The mood of this inauguration will be tempered by the weak economy, high unemployment and the aftermath of the Connecticut elementary school shooting. The long war in Afghanistan that's expected to require U.S. combat forces for another year also reminds Americans they remain at war a decade after September 11. Yet organisers insist, inaugural enthusiasm is high and there's an impressive list of celebrities, including Beyonce, Katy Perry and Usher, to excite them. And while organisers said Obama was cutting back the number of balls from 10 last time to just two this year, more than 35,000 people are expected to attend the larger of the two balls - double the size of four years ago. "This is really a celebration of the American people and our country, and an opportunity to show the world what a great nation we are," said Steve Kerrigan, President and CEO, Presidential Inaugural Committee. Obama plans to kick off the weekend's festivities on Saturday with the National Day of Service, a call for Americans to serve their communities. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their families plan to personally participate in projects in Washington Also on Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Biden's wife, Jill, are set to host a concert for America's children as they did four years ago. At noon on Sunday, Jan. 20, the time the Constitution requires the new term to begin, Obama plans to take his official oath in the White House's Blue Room with some media coverage. The public ceremony is not being held until the next day because inaugurations historically have not been held on Sundays.