Celebrating America: Tom Hanks to host Joe Biden inauguration show

Tom Hanks is hosting a primetime TV special called Celebrating America to commemorate Joe Biden’s inauguration, which will occur at noon on Jan. 20, making Biden the 46th president of the United States.

The beloved 64-year-old actor will be introducing such musical acts as Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake, Variety reports.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris themselves, who are been sworn in as President and Vice President next Wednesday, will also appear.

Icon: Tom Hanks is hosting a primetime TV special called Celebrating America the night of the Joe Biden inauguration

Icon: Tom Hanks is hosting a primetime TV special called Celebrating America the night of the Joe Biden inauguration

Jon Bon Jovi, who also sang at a concert in anticipation of President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, will be part of the new special too as well Ant Clemons.

The inauguration itself will largely be held virtually in keeping with safety protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

in the wake of a mob of Trump supporters storming the U.S. Capitol last week, multiple states have also promised to send National Guard troops to ensure safety.

Tony Allen, CEO of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, said: ‘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.’ 

Next big gig: The beloved 64-year-old actor will be introducing such musical acts as Demi Lovato, Variety reports

There he is: Justin Timberlake will also perform

Side by side: The beloved 64-year-old actor will be introducing such musical acts as Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake, Variety reports

Timberlake announced on Instagram this Wednesday that he and Ant Clemons have co-written a song called Better Days that will be featured on the special.

‘I actually recorded my final vocals for this song on election night…,’ he revealed alongside a montage of footage from the recording studio.

‘I’m very honored to announce we will be performing this song on January 20th for the Presidential Inauguration,’ added Timberlake.

‘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.’

Veep: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris themselves, who are been sworn in as President and Vice President next Wednesday, will also appear

Veep: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris themselves, who are been sworn in as President and Vice President next Wednesday, will also appear

The man himself: The inauguration itself will largely be held virtually in keeping with safety protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

The man himself: The inauguration itself will largely be held virtually in keeping with safety protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Frontline workers and groundbreaking Americans will be among the people emphasized by the celebratory TV special.

Americans’ ability to endure the adversity of the recent national crises will also be a focus as will the endurance of democracy in the country. 

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.

ABC, NBC and CBS will carry the special on network television while MSNBC and CNN will air it for cable viewers. 

What a lineup: Jon Bon Jovi , who also sang at a concert in anticipation of President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, will be part of the new special

Dashing: Ant Clemons, pictured in January 2020, is slated to perform as well

What a lineup: Jon Bon Jovi (left), who also sang at a concert in anticipation of President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, will be part of the new special as well Ant Clemons (right)

YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch are among the streaming services that will run the special live.

The Fox streamer NewsNow will run the special, as well DirecTV and U-verse from AT&T and the service Microsoft Bing.

Allen declared: ‘This inauguration presents a unique opportunity to spotlight the resilience and spirit of an America United.’ 

He added in a statement: ‘We have witnessed countless heroes this past year step up to the frontlines and serve their fellow Americans, so we are telling their stories, spreading their collective light, and celebrating the best of our country and its people with this prime-time program.’ 

Incoming: Timberlake announced on Instagram this Wednesday that he and Ant Clemons have co-written a song called Better Days that will be featured on the special

Incoming: Timberlake announced on Instagram this Wednesday that he and Ant Clemons have co-written a song called Better Days that will be featured on the special

Trade secret: 'I actually recorded my final vocals for this song on election night...,' he revealed alongside a montage of footage from the recording studio

Trade secret: ‘I actually recorded my final vocals for this song on election night…,’ he revealed alongside a montage of footage from the recording studio

source: dailymail.co.uk

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