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Tom Hanks to host TV special in celebration of Biden’s inauguration

Veteran actor Tom Hanks


On the back of news of Trump’s second impeachment comes the announcement that it’s full steam ahead for a star-studded 90-minute show in celebration of the inauguration of America’s new president-elect, Joe Biden.

The Biden Inaugural Committee has announced that the TV special will have Tom Hanks as host together with an exciting array of performances by stars such as Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Jon Bon Jovi and Ant Clemons.

The 90-minute show, called Celebrating America, will air live in the States right after the inauguration ceremony on 20 January.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will also give interviews during the show which will flight on the major networks - ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and MSNBC – it will also be streamed live on social media channels YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch and Amazon Prime.

On the 20th January, Mr Biden will still be sworn in as president on the steps of the Capitol despite security concerns following riots by Trump supporters.

US democratic processes ground to a halt January 6 when these supporters stormed Capitol Hill. These chaotic scenes were beamed across international news networks, showing Trump supporters breaching barricades and thronging the stairs to the building. Five people died, including a police officer, two explosive devices were found, but did not go off.

Despite all of this Mr Biden said that he was “not afraid of taking the oath outside."

The guest list for the inauguration has been scaled down and parade viewing stands have been dismantled near the White House to discourage crowds.

President Donald Trump will not be attending the ceremony, making him the first president in more than 150 years to do so.

 

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