The Hanks-hosted primetime special on Wednesday January 20 will start at 8:30 pm Eastern Time (0130 GMT Thursday) and will be aired on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC.
The “Forrest Gump” star will host a special program broadcast simultaneously on all major US networks on the night of Biden’s inauguration, American media reported.
The 90-minute show entitled “Celebrating America” will feature musical performances from Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato. “I’m SO honored to announce that I will be joining JoeBiden & Kamala-Harris for their special event,” Lovato wrote on Twitter.
The broadcast — organized by the Presidential Inaugural Committee — will replace the usual festivities at the swearing-in ceremony, canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.