Tom Hanks arrives at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. File/AP
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Joe Biden has cast himself as a unifier for the nation, but there is someone else the incoming administration hopes can help start healing a divided United States next week: universally beloved actor Tom Hanks.The "Forrest Gump" star, will host a special programme broadcast simultaneously on all major US networks on the night of Biden's inauguration, American media reported.
The 90-minute show entitled "Celebrating America" will feature musical performances from Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato, according to AFP.
"I'm SO honoured to announce that I will be joining @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris for their special event," Lovato wrote on Twitter.
The broadcast — organised by the Presidential Inaugural Committee — will replace the usual festivities at the swearing-in ceremony, cancelled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Trump had to settle for less well-known artists in 2017 due to his unpopularity in the entertainment world. Country singer Toby Keith headlined the event.
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