“We have witnessed countless heroes this past year step up to the frontlines and serve their fellow Americans, so we are telling their stories, spreading their collective light, and celebrating the best of our country and its people with this prime-time program,” Tony Allen, the CEO of Biden’s presidential inaugural committee, stated in a press release.
The televised particular can also be the most recent occasion of the coronavirus pandemic upending conventional inauguration festivities. There will probably be no in-person concert events as there have been earlier than Donald Trump and Barack Obama had been sworn in. Nor will there be the same old smorgasbord of inaugural balls with donors, politicians, and lobbyists glad-handing. Even the parade is ready to be digital.
The emphasis on digital over in-person actions has grown over the previous week. In addition to Covid-19, Biden organizers and legislation enforcement are actually extra anxious about violent disruptions from supporters of President Donald Trump following the storming of the Capitol final week.
“Our first priority is safety — so while many of us will be watching safely from our homes, we are creating real moments of connection that highlight a new inclusive American era of leadership that works for and represents all Americans,” stated Allen.
The TV particular is modeled partially on the digital Democratic National Convention this previous summer season. Like that occasion, the “Celebrating America” particular may even embrace a mixture of pre-taped and stay appearances from across the nation with notable celebrities. Three of the DNC’s producers — Obama alumni Stephanie Cutter, veteran TV producer Rick Kirshner and Rod O’Connor — are additionally producing the TV particular.
Biden’s inaugural programming will kick off this weekend with digital occasions. On Monday, the inaugural committee is internet hosting a nationwide day of service adopted by a memorial to individuals who have died from Covid-19 on Tuesday.
Biden will journey to Washington from Wilmington, Del.