It’s a “star”-spangled special.
The upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden because the forty sixth US president will conclude in star-studded type — with a primetime TV special hosted by Tom Hanks and that includes performances by Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi and Ant Clemons.
“This inauguration presents a singular alternative to highlight the resilience and spirit of an America United [the recently-announced theme of the celebration],” stated Tony Allen, CEO of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, in a press release.
The 90-minute patriotic program, dubbed “Celebrating America,” will featuresegments and performances highlighting “the power of our democracy, the perseverance of our individuals, and our means to come collectively throughout attempting occasions and emerge stronger than ever earlier than,” in accordance to a press launch. The inaugural special will rejoice American heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic from healthcare employees to residents giving again, and those that are breaking limitations.
“We have witnessed numerous heroes this previous 12 months step up to the frontlines and serve their fellow Americans, so we’re telling their tales, spreading their collective mild, and celebrating one of the best of our nation and its individuals with this prime-time program,” stated Allen.
In addition to the performances by the aforementioned musical stars, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris can even be popping by to pay tribute to the expertise and variety of the United States.
“Celebrating America” will air reside from 8:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Jan. 20 on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and MSNBC. It can even stream reside on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox and AT&T’s DirectTV and U-verse.
This 12 months’s inauguration ceremony on the Capitol will likely be somewhatscaled-downdue to the continuing coronavirus pandemic and the specter of violence following final week’sassault on the Capitolthat left 5 individuals no longer alive.
Despite the potential hazard, Biden vowed to take the oath of workplace outdoors, whereas the National Guard introduced it could deploy 10,000 troops to Washington, DC, to guarantee the security of the event.
Hundreds of exhausted troops have already been working across the clock to defend the guts of the US authorities towards additional threats of violence.