Every part it’s best to know concerning the Biden-Harris Inauguration Particular
On Wednesday, January 20th, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President, and the US will celebrate with a special hosted by Tom Hanks. Originally reported by Variety, the special, titled Celebrating America, is slated to air across multiple networks, showcase all kinds of celebrity guests like Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake, and in all likelihood have a completely different tone than much of the news we got recently seen on TV.
We already know (because he said so in a tweet) that outgoing President Donald Trump will not appear at the inauguration of Biden-Harris, although Vice President Mike Pence will reportedly be in attendance. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will also be there to watch Biden’s inauguration. Most events will also be virtually concentrated due to concerns about COVID-19 as well as increased security in Washington, DC after the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
Everything you need to know about the Biden-Harris housewarming special is here.
Where and when will the inauguration get special air?
The 90-minute Celebrating America Special starts at 8:30 p.m. and ends on Wednesday, January 20th at 10 p.m. It will be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and MSNBC and streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch and Amazon Prime Video. The special “will highlight the strength of US democracy, the perseverance of the nation’s citizens and the ability to come together in difficult times and come out stronger than ever.”
Which celebrities will attend and perform at the inauguration?
Tom Hanks has been selected to host the special, while Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi and Ant Clemons will perform. Timberlake and Clemons announced via Twitter that they will perform their new song “Better Days”.
A few months ago @AntClemons and I wrote BETTER DAYS. This song was our way of doing as little as possible to encourage everyone to remain hopeful and keep working towards a better future. It is my honor to announce that we will be doing it for the inauguration. pic.twitter.com/aes5gXdEww
– Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) January 13, 2021
Which politicians will attend the inauguration of Biden-Harris?
While Donald Trump has no plans to show up, and former President Jimmy Carter – who is 96 years old – will be staying home due to COVID-19 concerns, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are planning to get Biden and to accompany Harris to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Former First Ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton will also attend the ceremony in Arlington. Outgoing Vice President Mike Pence will attend the swearing in ceremony.