Actor Tom Hanks will host a prime-time television special on Jan.20 to celebrate Joe Biden’s inauguration as president, organizers said on Wednesday.
The 90-minute special “Celebrating America” will feature appearances from celebrities such as Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemons, according to a statement from Biden’s inaugural committee.
Democrats Biden and Kamala Harris, who will be sworn in earlier today as president and vice president, will also deliver remarks.
Biden’s committee cut back on usual inaugural events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, canceling the traditional parade and inaugural balls normally held in Washington.
The television special “will showcase the resilience, heroism and unified commitment of the American people to come together as a nation to heal and rebuild,” the inaugural committee said.
The program will be broadcast on TBEN, TBEN, TBEN, NBC and MSNBC television networks, and broadcast on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms.