How to Watch the 2021 Presidential Inauguration and ‘Celebrating America’ Event




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On January 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the President and Vice President of the United States. The day’s events kicked off earlier this morning. Here’s how to watch the Inauguration this afternoon.

When Will the Inauguration Take Place?

The President-elect and Vice President-elect will be sworn in at 12:00 pm with the “Celebrating America” special starting at 8:30 pm.

Where to Watch the Inauguration and “Celebrating America” Special

Viewers can watch live coverage of the ceremony at 12:00 pm on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, NBC, and MSNBC.

The “Celebrating America” primetime special will take place from 8:30-10:00 pm. The event will be hosted by Tom Hanks with performances by Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, and Jon Bon Jovi on the schedule. The programming will air live on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and MSNBC.

Most cord cutters can watch live locals for free with an antenna. AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see which local channels are available in your area and where to watch the day’s events.

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“We are thrilled to announce an inspired group of dynamic participants for the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies. They represent one clear picture of the grand diversity of our great nation and will help honor and celebrate the time-honored traditions of the presidential inauguration as President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris take the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. They are also committed to the President-elect and the Vice-President-elect’s steadfast vision of a new chapter in our American story in which we are an America united in overcoming the deep divisions and challenges facing our people, unifying the country, and restoring the soul of our nation,” said PIC CEO Tony Allen.

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