Actor Tom Hanks will host a primetime television special on Jan 20 to celebrate the inauguration of Joe Biden as president, organisers said on Wednesday (Jan 13).
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris themselves, who are been sworn in as President and Vice President next Wednesday, will also appear.
This combination photo shows musician Jon Bon Jovi performing at the Samsung Charity Gala in New York, Nov. 2, 2017, from left, Justin Timberlake performing during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis on February 4, 2018 and Demi Lovato performing in London on June 25, 2018. "Our first priority is safety-so while many of us will be watching safely from our homes, we are creating real moments of connection that highlight a new inclusive American era of leadership that works for and represents all Americans".
JT says he and Ant wrote the track "Better Days" together, adding he recorded the final vocal for the song on election night. "We have a long way to go to fix, undo, and rebuild this country. but I hope now, despite the past four years, we are on our way".
In addition to commemorating the inauguration, Celebrating America will honor the perseverance of the country's citizens amid the coronavirus pandemic, with special attention paid to frontline workers.
The special will run an hour and a half from 8:30pm to 10:00pm on both coasts on Inauguration Day, hours after the actual swearing-in occurs.
A slew of pop stars are set to perform on the TV special, which will air on ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as CNN and MSNBC. It will also be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW, DirectTV and U-verse.
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