New Voice: Inaugural Parade Announcer Since 1957 Replaced


For the first time in six decades, a new voice will lead this year’s presidential inaugural parade.
Charlie Brotman, 89, has been the announcer for every inaugural parade since Dwight D. Eisenhower’s second term in 1957. But President-Elect Donald Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee has picked a new lead announcer, local news media outlets reported.
Brotman, who found out that he lost the job in an email, told WJLA-TV that he was “heartbroken” by the decision.
“I’m disappointed,” Brotman told The Washington Post. “I know I can do it. I know that I’ve done it many, many times. They ask me every time and it’s such an honor.”


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