Viewers will have the ability to watch the presidential and vice presidential inauguration by way of quite a lot of sources.
The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will happen on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Viewers will have the ability to watch the occasion from the consolation of their houses by way of quite a lot of cable TV and on-line sources.
Biden’s inauguration is anticipated to be coated on all mainstream tv media networks, together with CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS Information, and Fox News. The occasion can also be anticipated to be streamed on-line on most main information media shops’ web sites.
Most particulars about Biden’s inauguration haven’t been launched. A precise time for the occasion has not been introduced, however most presidential inaugurations previously have tended to happen round 11:30 a.m. ET. It’s unclear if President Donald J. Trump will attend the occasion.
Although presidential inaugurations have traditionally been bombastic affairs with parades and galas, the upcoming Biden occasion will probably be comparatively tame as a result of coronavirus-related safety precautions. Congress’ Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies announced on December 16 that tickets for Biden’s inauguration can be restricted to members of Congress and a visitor of every Congressperson’s selecting.
“The JCCIC, in session with diversified public well being and medical consultants and the Presidential Inaugural Committee, has decided that this international pandemic and the rise in COVID-19 circumstances warranted a tough resolution to restrict attendance on the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies to a reside viewers that resembles a State of the Union,” mentioned JCCIC Chairman Roy Blunt mentioned in that assertion. “We’re additionally engaged on enhanced alternatives to observe the ceremonies on-line, along with the normal televised nationwide broadcast.”
In December, Biden’s inaugural committee advised Americans to stay home throughout his swearing-in to forestall spreading the coronavirus. Biden has acknowledged that his impending inauguration will likely mirror the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which was held remotely as a result of coronavirus-related security causes. That mentioned, Biden and Harris are nonetheless anticipated to be sworn-in on the Capitol, per custom.
The theme for Biden’s inauguration is “Our Decided Democracy: Forging a Extra Good Union.” Although it’s unclear what Biden will talk about throughout his inauguration speech, it’s anticipated that the incoming president will lay out his plans for coping with the continued coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 350,000 Individuals within the final 12 months.