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Wednesday's inauguration officially sworn in President Joe Biden, with special performances by Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks. Here's what you need to know for the rest of today's events.
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The inauguration was live-streamed by every major news station, in addition to being shared on platforms like Facebook Live, Twitter and C-Span and it's available to replay the ceremony (see links below).
Watch live on: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch. Also on broadcast TV with ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and MSNBC. You can also tune in on Amazon Prime Video, AT&T DirecTV, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox and U-verse.
Celebrity performances and appearances include:
Jon Bon Jovi
How to rewatch Joe Biden's and Kamala Harris' inaugurations
Trump tweeted on Jan. 8 that he wouldn't be in attendance. "To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the inauguration on January 20th," he said. Trump's Twitter account has since been permanently banned, in the wake of the insurrection on Jan. 6, a move that Trump is widely agreed to have incited amid false claims that the 2020 election was stolen.
That's "one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on," Biden said Jan. 8. "It's a good thing, him not showing up."
Former presidents -- including the unseated president as well as presidents from previous terms -- traditionally attend the inauguration of the president-elect, but there have been exceptions. According to the White House Historical Association, John Adams didn't attend Thomas Jefferson's inauguration, and John Quincy Adams didn't attend the inauguration of successor Andrew Jackson.
What are Biden's top priorities now that he's president?
The president says one of his biggest priorities is working to tackle COVID-19. He has set a goal of 100 million vaccine jabs in the first 100 days of his administration. Biden and Harris have already announced the formation of a COVID-19 advisory board to help shape the upcoming administration's response to the pandemic. The board consists of 13 public health experts and will be led by co-chairs Dr. David Kessler, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner; Dr. Vivek Murthy, a former US surgeon general; and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, a researcher at Yale University.