A person beloved by virtually everybody in as we speak’s bitterly divided America will entrance the celebration of the nation’s subsequent President and historical past making Vice President.
Tom Hanks will host the primetime Celebrating America particular that may culminate the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on January 20.
Along with appearances from the forty sixth POTUS and forty ninth VPOTUS, the Ricky Kirshner produced 90-minute show will even characteristic performances from Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Ant Clemons, and longtime Democrats’ supporter Jon Bon Jovi. More acts and massive names are anticipated to be introduced within the subsequent few days.
As has been rumored for the final week, Celebrating America will air on a number of networks subsequent week.
Starting at 8:30 PN ET, the unity aiming particular can be carried by ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN, I hear. Additionally, the show can be seen on Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T DIRECTV and U-verse in addition to the Presidential Inaugural Committee’ social media feeds.
Working with Covid-19 security protocols and issues about new threats from the forces that besieged and invaded Congress on January 6, Biden and Harris’ swearing in at midday on the twentieth continues to be scheduled to happen on the Capitol steps. However, with the DC Mayor and others encouraging Americans to not journey to an more and more closely guarded Washington, the inauguration can be digital for essentially the most half – very like final summer time’s Democratic National Convention efficiently was.
“This inauguration presents a singular alternative to highlight the resilience and spirit of an America United,” mentioned PIC CEO Tony Allen in a press release as we speak. “We have witnessed numerous heroes this previous yr step as much as the frontlines and serve their fellow Americans, so we’re telling their tales, spreading their collective mild, and celebrating the most effective of our nation and its individuals with this prime-time program,” the Delaware State University president added.
“Our first precedence is security — so whereas many people can be watching safely from our houses, we’re creating actual moments of connection that spotlight a brand new inclusive American period of management that works for and represents all Americans,” Allen concluded.
Crowd pleasers all, Timberlake, Lovato, Clemons and the New Jersey rocker have all performed their justifiable share of political occasions over time. A participant within the We Are One occasion that commemorated Barack Obama’s accession to the White House in January 2009, two-time Oscar winner and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Hanks was a vocal Biden backer in final yr’s election. Appearing at digital fundraisers with the ex-Veep through the marketing campaign towards Donald Trump, the Toy Story and Greyhound star put his personal cash on the desk with contributions to Biden too.
In a lead-up to subsequent Wednesday’s ceremony, the Biden workforce are bringing in some fictional DC heavyweights for a January 15 fundraiser. Unveiled as we speak, the “Conversations with Actors from The West Wing, Scandal, and Designated Survivor” entitled occasion with see Designated Survivor common and ex-Obama staffer Kal Penn enjoying ringmaster. Scandal‘s President Mellie Grant herself Bellamy Young can be joined within the digital shindig by Bartlet administration vets Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, and Janel Moloney.
With a theme of “America United,” Biden and Harris’ inauguration additionally has occasions deliberate for MLK Day on January 18 and a nationwide Covid-19 Memorial to Lives Lost on January 19’ Already introduced, Biden and Harris will take part in a wreath laying on Arlington National Cemetery on January 20, with former Presidents Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and the previous First Ladies in attendance.
In case, you have got issues about extra MAGA morons violently disrupting the ceremony on the twentieth, the National Guard and different forces can be out in full drive, authorities promise.