Joe Biden’s nomination will dominate the airwaves today. No viewer will be able to escape it, while a large number of networks will cover the event, in which several stars will participate.
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In Quebec, the two 24-hour news channels will turn their regular programming upside down from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to broadcast the ceremony, which will mark the start of the 46e President of the United States.
At LCN, Pierre Bruneau will be surrounded by Richard Latendresse in Washington, Mario Dumont, Emmanuelle Latraverse, Paul Larocque and Jean-Marc Léger.
At ICI RDI, Patrice Roy will be in charge. Among its collaborators, we will find the correspondents of Radio-Canada Marie-Ève Bédard in France and Tamara Alteresco in Russia. In the evening, Anne-Marie Dussault will host a special edition of 24-60 entirely devoted to the United States in the company of journalists Frédéric Arnould and Jean-François Bélanger, and five guests, including historian François Furstenberg.
Canadian-English TV channels (CTV, CBC and Global) will also be tuned into the event.
Gaga and J.Lo during the day
Coverage will be even more extensive in the United States, not only on the specialty channels, like CNN and FOX News, but on the generalist side. We’re talking about seven straight hours for CBS and ABC, which will go into nomination mode from 9 a.m. NBC will start at 10 a.m., 30 minutes before PBS.
With the theme “United America”, the inauguration ceremony will feature musical performances by Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks. Lady Gaga, a great supporter of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris tandem, will sing the national anthem. In a message posted on Twitter Tuesday, the singer said she prayed that Wednesday would be a day of peace for all Americans.
This is a drastic change from 2017. Much less popular in the entertainment world, Donald Trump was content with lesser-known artists. In 2009, Barack Obama had been able to count on Aretha Franklin, U2, Shakira and Stevie Wonder.
Springsteen in the evening
The evening will also be devoted to the new American president. Starting at 8:30 p.m., CBS, NBC, ABC and PBS will simultaneously host Celebrating America, a 90-minute special featuring the Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Tim McGraw to push the envelope. .
The official YouTube account of the Joe Biden Inauguration Committee will relay the meeting for free, in which actresses Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington will also participate.
► Joe Biden’s official nomination playlist features a song by Montreal DJ Kaytranada. It is What you need, a collaboration with Charlotte Day Wilson, an artist from Toronto.