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How to watch, what to know about Inauguration Day


WASHINGTON (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — President-Elect Joe Biden will soon be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States.

Because of the pandemic and the violent attack at the Capitol two weeks ago, Wednesday's inauguration will look vastly different compared to years past.

Less than 2,000 people will be in attendance.

As stated in the Constitution, the swearing-in ceremony will take place at Noon on Jan. 20.

The FBI previously warned of the potential for armed protests leading up to the presidential inauguration. In response, as many as 25,000 National Guard troops will be stationed in Washington, D.C. to respond to security threats.

President Trump will not be in attendance. Instead, he plans to depart Washington Wednesday morning and head to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Former presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama will make the trip to the ceremony, and Vice President Mike Pence will also attend.

Fort Wayne’s NBC will livestream Kamala Harris's swearing-in as Vice President, Joe Biden's swearing-in, and the inauguration address afterward.

You can also watch our coverage live on the air on ABC21 starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday.


  • The ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20
  • Joe Biden will be sworn-in at Noon
  • Biden will deliver his remarks shortly after
  • President Trump won't be in attendance, but VP Pence will
  • Up to 25,000 National Guard troops are in place for security
  • Watch our livestream here
  • Join in on the conversation on our Facebook page

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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