You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Inauguration to include programming aimed at kids along with a message from Jill Biden

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 1/16/2021 Rasha Ali, USA TODAY
UP NEXT
UP NEXT

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' inauguration Wednesday may not be accessible to most people in person, but that doesn't mean Americans can't join in on the historic moment from home.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced a lineup of television programming in the days leading up to the inauguration focused on getting families and their kids involved in the inauguration and the process of it all.

On Wednesday, actress Keke Palmer is set to host an inaugural first: a curated livestream for youth titled "Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young Americans" which will take place before and during the inauguration ceremony starting at 10 a.m. EST. The event will also feature a message from Jill Biden, who holds a doctorate in education.

Jill Biden posing for the camera: Jill Biden takes on the role of first lady on Jan. 20, 2021, after eight years as second lady during the Obama administration, decades as the wife of a U.S. senator, and years as college professor with a doctorate (a job she'll keep). Biden's sense of style and bold color, her youthful appearance (she's 69), her trim figure and her exuberance stand out among Washington spouses. Here she waves to supporters while campaigning for husband Joe Biden in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 1, 2020. Take a look at her fashion over the years. © Chris O'Meara, AP Jill Biden takes on the role of first lady on Jan. 20, 2021, after eight years as second lady during the Obama administration, decades as the wife of a U.S. senator, and years as college professor with a doctorate (a job she'll keep). Biden's sense of style and bold color, her youthful appearance (she's 69), her trim figure and her exuberance stand out among Washington spouses. Here she waves to supporters while campaigning for husband Joe Biden in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 1, 2020. Take a look at her fashion over the years.

Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

"Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young Americans" will have a segment on the presidential pets, who will be the first pets in the White House after four years. The United States has been without presidential dogs since 2016 when President Donald Trump became the first president without a dog in decades. 

The incoming first lady will also make an appearance during Tuesday's Discovery Education program "I Do Solemnly Swear: The U.S. Presidential Inauguration" at 12 p.m. EST. That program aims to teach students about the history of the inauguration.

"As we bring Americans together for a historic and inclusive inauguration of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, we want to ensure that we are engaging folks of all ages and bringing families together in their homes to celebrate a new beginning for the country and an America united," Inaugural Committee CEO and Delaware State University President Tony Allen said in a statement.

All programs can be watched live on the PIC social media channels YouTube,  Facebook, Twitter and Twitch. 

Those watching the inauguration from home will be entertained with the star-studded lineup Wednesday.

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Jon Bon Jovi, Ant Clemons and Tom Hanks are among the stars tapped to appear during Joe Biden's inauguration festivities.

Most of the events surrounding the swearing-in will be virtually focused, in part due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as well as fresh security concerns following a pro-Trump mob breaching the Capitol last week in a riot that left five dead. 

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Inauguration to include programming aimed at kids along with a message from Jill Biden

AdChoices
AdChoices

More From USA TODAY

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon