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'Celebrating America' inauguration special: How to watch, what to expect

Tom Hanks (L) and his wife Rita Wilson arrive for the 92nd annual Academy Awards on February 2020. Hanks is hosting Celebrating America special, which will also feature John Legend and Demi Lovato. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Tom Hanks (L) and his wife Rita Wilson arrive for the 92nd annual Academy Awards on February 2020. Hanks is hosting "Celebrating America" special, which will also feature John Legend and Demi Lovato. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Joe Biden's presidential inauguration television special Celebrating America will take place Wednesday, starting at 8:30 p.m. EST, across multiple channels.

Tom Hanks is the host of the event, which is being put together by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

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Biden and Harris will deliver remarks during the 90-minute special, which will also feature musical performances and celebrate a number of everyday Americans who are helping their communities.

Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria will introduce segments and will be joined by NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, found of World Central Kitchen chef Josè Andrès, labor leader Dolores Huerta and the first female MLB general manager Kim Ng.

How to Watch

Time: The special begins at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Network: ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, AT&T U-verse and DIRECTV.

Online: Presidential Inaugural Committee social media accounts on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing and NewsNow by Fox.

Musical performances: John Legend, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Ant Clemons, Katy Perry, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and Lin-Manuel Miranda will perform from iconic locations across the country.

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Chief Justice John Roberts (R) administers the oath of office to Joe Biden as his wife, Jill Biden, holds the Bible on Wednesday afternoon. Pool Photo by Andrew Harnik/UPI | License Photo

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