Barack Obama became president at a dark time in America's economy. Watch CNBC's coverage

7:00 AM ET Sun, 20 Jan 2019

January 20, 2009 was a historic day, as Barack Obama became the first African-American president in United States history. It was also a chilling time in the economy, as major financial institutions were still struggling and the country was bleeding hundreds of thousands of jobs every month. Watch CNBC's coverage leading up to the inauguration.