How to watch today’s tribute service to Rosalynn Carter live; Jimmy Carter expected to attend

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter's memorial motorcade for Nov. 28, 2023 began at the Carter Center and continued to Emory University where a tribute featuring her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, family members and numerous public officials was planned. (Credit: The Carter Center)

Nov 28, 2023

ATLANTA — An invitation-only tribute service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter will be held at 1 p.m. today on the campus of Emory University at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church.

Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been receiving hospice care at home in Plains since February, is expected to attend, along with other Carter family members. Other guests will include President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden; former first ladies Laura Bush, Melania Trump and Michelle Obama; Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff, former President Bill Clinton and former first lady and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Gov. Brian Kemp and first lady Marty Kemp, several members of Congress and other Georgia elected officials.

The service will be broadcast live on most major television networks. 

Here is a link to a livestream video that will begin when the services start, and can also be replayed:

YouTube video

Atlanta News First will also livestream the services on its website and its YouTube page. 

The Carter Center reported that some of Rosalynn Carter’s favorite songs will be performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and pianist David Osborne. The ASO Chamber Chorus and family friends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will also perform.

Scripture passages will be read by daughter Amy Carter, grandson Jason Carter, and three great-grandchildren. Tributes will be delivered by longtime aide and friend Kathryn Cade, journalist Judy Woodruff, and Jason Carter.

On Wednesday, the funeral procession heads to the Carters’ hometown of Plains. A service for family and invited friends will take place at Maranatha Baptist Church at 11 a.m..

Afterwards, around 12:30 p.m., the casket will be transferred to a hearse and depart for private interment at the Carter family residence.  

The public is invited to line the motorcade route as it proceeds from the church, down Bond Street, and along Hwy. 280 in downtown Plains. Viewing areas will be designated.

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