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01.15.2021

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS, PERFORMERS PARTICIPATING IN THE “CELEBRATING AMERICA” PRIMETIME SPECIAL

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS, PERFORMERS PARTICIPATING IN THE

CELEBRATING AMERICA” PRIMETIME SPECIAL

Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington to Introduce Segments During Program

Program to Include Performances by Foo Fighters, John Legend, and Bruce Springsteen

Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced additional performances and American heroes who will be highlighted during CELEBRATING AMERICA, the capstone prime-time program for the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris to celebrate the beginning of a new national journey toward an America united.

Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington will introduce segments throughout the night, ranging from stories of young people making a difference in their communities to musical performances. Foo Fighters, John Legend and Bruce Springsteen will perform from iconic locations across the country, joining Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons and Jon Bon Jovi, with additional performances to be announced ahead of January 20.

CELEBRATING AMERICA will be hosted by Tom Hanks on January 20 from 8:30-10:00 pm. ET/PT and will showcase the American people’s resilience, heroism and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild. The program will feature remarks from President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and include remarks, performances that represent the rich diversity and extensive talent America offers, and the American heroes who are helping their fellow Americans through this crisis.

The program will be carried live by ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC and PBS. It will be streamed live on PIC social media channels: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch. The PIC’s streaming partners, including Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T DIRECTV and U-verse, will also be carrying the program live.

Over the course of five days of programming, “America United” activities will honor our traditions while safely allowing more Americans than ever before to participate from their own homes. These activities include, “United We Serve,” a National Day of Service on January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day; a nationwide COVID-19 Memorial to Lives Lost on January 19; and the official Inaugural Ceremonies, a wreath laying on Arlington National Cemetery, and a “Parade Across America” on January 20. The events will culminate with the “Celebrating America” program. The PIC will also install an extensive public art display — a “Field of Flags,” which will cover the National Mall up to 13th Street — to represent the American people who are unable to travel to Washington, DC.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) 2021 is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization and separate entity from the Biden-Harris Transition charged with planning and executing activities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. 

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Julie.holland@cbs.com

 

 

Presidential Inaugural Committee

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