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Glenn Weiss on His Proudest Moment During ‘Celebrating America’ Inauguration Special

The guru of live events and awards shows talks to THR about directing a primetime special as history was made in D.C., navigating White House politics and why he was so moved by certain shots of the…

Producer Ricky Kirshner on Pulling Off ‘Celebrating America’ in Just 6 Weeks With High Security, Secret Fireworks, Tom Hanks

Due to the pandemic, a typical inaugural ball was replaced by a star-studded TV special led by Kirshner and Glenn Weiss. THR caught up with Kirshner to hear how they kept so many secrets (including…

Bernie Sanders Reacts to Viral Inauguration Memes

After a photograph of the Vermont senator sitting cross-legged while wearing a mask, jacket and mittens became an instant meme, Sanders admitted he's seen them: "I was just sitting there trying to…

President Joe Biden’s Inauguration Draws 40M Viewers

CNN leads Wednesday's coverage both during the day and in primetime.

Behind Ella Emhoff’s Memorable Inauguration Look

The stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris was a fashion highlight of the day in a Miu Miu coat with glittery embellishments.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why I Took Part in the Biden-Harris Inauguration

"I felt honored to be an active part of the relaunching of the ship of state with a real captain at the helm," says the Hollywood Reporter columnist, who helped introduce the new leaders with words…

Stephen Colbert Goes Live After Inauguration: “Today We Were Reality-Boarded, and I Am Here For It”

The late-night host noted that the day, which saw Joe Biden and Kamala Harris sworn-in as President and Vice President, "felt like a return to normalcy,"  even though so much of it was abnormal…

Biden’s Virtual Parade, ‘Celebrating America’ Special Relied on Hollywood Cloud-Based Production

Post house SIM created a remote workflow to edit hundreds of segments including performances from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato and John Legend.

Biden’s White House Press Secretary Promises “Truth and Transparency” in Briefing Room

Jen Psaki added during the administration's first press briefing, "rebuilding trust with the American people will be central to our focus in the press office and in the White House every single day."

Watch Live: ‘Celebrating America’ Inauguration Special Hosted by Tom Hanks

The star-studded primetime event, airing on multiple networks, will feature performances by Katy Perry, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Ant Clemons, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and…

Jon Stewart, Tony Goldwyn Lead Biden Inauguration’s ‘Parade Across America’

The 'Scandal' star hosted the virtual parade special, with appearances from Stewart, Andra Day and various real-life heroes from across the country.

Critic’s Notebook: At Joe Biden’s Inauguration, Glimmers of Light Drive Out Trumpian Darkness

Kamala Harris and a stunning poem from Amanda Gorman were the main attractions, but even Biden's platitude-heavy speech was refreshing after years of Trumpian solipsism and stupidity.