Actor Tom Hanks to host Joe Biden debut TV show

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The prime-time special hosted by Tom Hanks Wednesday will air on TBEN, TBEN, NBC, TBEN and MSNBC.

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Joe Biden has presented himself as a unifier of the nation, but there is someone else the new administration is hoping to help begin to heal the divided United States next week: Universally beloved actor Tom Hanks .

The “Forrest Gump” star will host a special broadcast simultaneously on all major US networks on the night of Biden’s inauguration, US media reported.

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The 90-minute show titled “Celebrating America” ​​will feature musical performances by Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato.

“I am so honored to announce that I will be joining @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris for their special event,” Lovato wrote on Twitter.

The show – hosted by the inaugural presidential committee – will replace the usual festivities at the swearing-in ceremony, canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Aretha Franklin sang at Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, while Beyonce sang at her second four years later.

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Trump had to settle for lesser-known artists in 2017 due to his unpopularity in the entertainment world. Country singer Toby Keith was the headliner for the event.

The prime-time special hosted by Hanks on Wednesday, January 20, will begin at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 a.m. GMT Thursday) and will air on TBEN, TBEN, NBC, TBEN and MSNBC.

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It will pay tribute to “American heroes”, including frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

(Except for the title, this story was not edited by The Bharat Express News staff and is posted Platforms.)

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