On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris might be sworn in as president and vp, and the U.S. will have fun with a particular hosted by Tom Hanks. Initially reported by Variety, the particular, titled Celebrating America, is about to be broadcast throughout a number of networks, will characteristic every kind of celeb friends, like Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake, and, in all probability, will strike a a lot totally different tone than much of the news we’ve seen on TV recently.
We already know (as a result of he said so in a tweet) that outgoing president Donald Trump won’t make an look on the Biden-Harris inauguration, although vp Mike Pence will reportedly attend. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Invoice Clinton can even be there to witness Biden’s inauguration. Many of the occasions can even be just about centered because of considerations about COVID-19, in addition to heightened security in Washington, D.C. after the Jan. 6 rebellion on the Capitol.
Here is the whole lot else that you must know in regards to the Biden-Harris inauguration particular.
The place and when will the inauguration particular air?
The 90-minute particular, Celebrating America, will start at 8:30 p.m. ET and conclude at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Will probably be broadcast reside on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and MSNBC, and can stream reside on YouTube, Fb, Twitter, Twitch, and Amazon Prime Video. The particular “will spotlight the power of U.S. democracy, the perseverance of the nation’s residents and the flexibility to return collectively throughout making an attempt occasions and emerge stronger than ever earlier than.”
Which celebrities will attend and carry out on the inauguration?
Tom Hanks has been tapped to host the particular, whereas Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, and Ant Clemons are set to carry out. Timberlake and Clemons announced by way of Twitter that they are going to carry out their new track, “Higher Days.”
A number of months in the past @AntClemons and I wrote BETTER DAYS. This track was our approach of doing what little we might to encourage everybody to remain hopeful and to maintain working in direction of a greater future. I’m honored to announce we’ll be performing it for the Inauguration. pic.twitter.com/aes5gXdEww
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) January 13, 2021
Which politicians will attend the Biden-Harris inauguration?
Whereas Donald Trump has no plans to indicate up, and former president Jimmy Carter — who’s 96 — will stay home because of COVID-19 considerations, former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Invoice Clinton all plan to accompany Biden and Harris to put a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery. Former first girls Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton additionally will attend the ceremony at Arlington. Outgoing vp Mike Pence will attend the swearing-in ceremony.