Tom Hanks moderates the Inauguration Particular and broadcasts on a number of networks
The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Wednesday that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks will host Celebrating America, a star-studded Inauguration Day special aired on Wednesday January 20 (at 8:30 am/7:30c) and “celebrating the beginning of a new national journey towards a united America”.
The 90-minute special, which will air on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and MSNBC, will include remarks from President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, and “demonstrate the resilience, heroism and unity of the American people’s commitment, coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild, ”said the PIC. “The program will celebrate American heroes who are helping their fellow Americans through this crisis, including frontline workers, healthcare workers, teachers, citizens giving back, and those breaking barriers.”
Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons and Jon Bon Jovi are scheduled to perform. Additional guests will be announced at a later date.
“This inauguration is a unique opportunity to showcase the resilience and spirit of America United,” said Tony Allen, CEO of PIC, in a statement. “We have seen countless heroes come to the front in the past year and serve their fellow Americans. That’s why we tell their stories, spread their collective light and celebrate the best of our country and its people with this prime-time program. Our first priority is safety. While many of us are safely watching from our homes, we are creating real moments of connection that mark a new inclusive American era of leadership that works for and represents all Americans. “
In addition to linear networks, Celebrating America will stream on PIC’s social media channels, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch. Will you tune in