Joe Biden is set to become the 46th president of the United States of America this Wednesday when Donald Trump’s 4-year mandate comes to an end amid controversies and legal disputes for the soon-to-be-former president of the nation.
Biden won the 2020 presidential elections with 81,283,098 votes to Donald Trump's 74,222,958 votes, or 51.3% to 46.8%. That earned him 306 electoral college votes to Trump's 232. After all the legal actions Trump took to overturn the result of the election, Mike Pence confirmed that Joe Biden had won and now it’s his turn to become president of the US.
This Wednesday is expected to be a day full of joy for the new president and plenty of people will be watching his inauguration day from home. In case you don’t know what is going to happen this Wednesday or where to watch the whole ceremony, we have you covered. Here is all you need to know about how to watch Joe Biden’s inauguration day.
Joe Biden’s inaugural day: Event Information
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Location: U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Inauguration Day Schedule
Although some big networks will start the covering of the event from a very early hour, the official ceremony isn’t expected to start at least until noon. This is how the day will look like, courtesy of Syracuse.com:
Inaugural Ceremonies: President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will be sworn in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol building at approximately noon. Biden will deliver an inaugural address.
Pass in Review: Next, Biden, Harris, First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff will perform the traditional Pass in Review of members of the military.
Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery: Then, the first and second families will visit Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. They will be joined by Barack and Michelle Obama, George and Laura Bush, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Presidential Escort: Finally, Biden will receive a Presidential Escort from 15th Street to the White House with every branch of the military represented in the escort.
How to watch Joe Biden’s inaugural day
As stated before, the coverage of this day will start very early in the morning and some major networks will start their broadcasts as early as 6:00 AM. CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, CNBC, BET and WGN America will broadcast this event in the United States.
How to watch “Celebrating America TV special” in the U.S.
Approximately at 8:30 PM ET, when the prior protocol is done, several stars will perform for the new president and vice president as well as the family members of the newly elected officials and the general public watching at home. CBS and CBSN will broadcast this event in the United States.
The list of performers and celebrities that will be taking part in this inauguration day will feature:
Jon Bon Jovi
Lin Manuel Miranda
Chef José Andrés
Labor leader Dolores Huerta
First woman MLB general manager Kim Ng
This is expected to be a happy day for a lot of people in America and the ones behind this show have prepared something great to celebrate Biden’s becoming the 46th president of the nation after a couple of tense months for the American people.