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Tom Hanks to host televised special for Joe Biden’s inauguration

Actor Tom Hanks will host a primetime television special on Jan. 20 to celebrate the inauguration of Joe Biden as president, organizers said on Wednesday.

The 90-minute ‘Celebrating America’ special will feature appearances by celebrities including 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 in the day as president and vice president, also will deliver remarks.
Biden`s committee has scaled back the usual inaugural events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cancelling the traditional parade and inaugural balls normally held in Washington. 

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The television special “will showcase the American people`s resilience, heroism, and a unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild”, the inaugural committee said.

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The program will be broadcast on television networks CBS, ABC, CNN, NBC and MSNBC, and streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms.

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