American Reckoning: A PBS NewsHour Special Report airs Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm.
Following the aftermath of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, American Reckoning: A PBS NewsHour Special Report will focus on the economic and racial history that led to a political divide between Americans, the impact of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric throughout his presidency and the next steps for the nation to heal from the recent attack on American democracy. The broadcast will also examine the government’s missed opportunities to manage the spread of misinformation and the rise of domestic terrorism. The program will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff and will include contributions from senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, and national correspondent William Brangham.
Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr.: A PBS Newshour Special airing Wednesday, January 20, 2021 beginning at 10:30 am
PBS and PBS NewsHour will provide live coverage of Inauguration Day. The special will include the swearing-in of the 46th President of the United States Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the 49th Vice President of the United States Kamala D. Harris. The broadcast will be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, with contributions from White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, national correspondent William Brangham and foreign affairs and defense correspondent Nick Schifrin.
Celebrating America: PBS Newshour Presents airs Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm
PBS NewsHour will offer live, anchored coverage of the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s “Celebrating America” program that will culminate the inauguration events. The primetime special will include live remarks from Biden and Harris, and performances from a variety of guests.