Inauguration speech: What time is Joe Biden's address today, January 20?

PRESIDENT-elect Joe Biden is set to take office today, January 20, with live coverage from the events to begin around 10.30am.

President Donald Trump and the First Lady, his wife Melania, addressed the crowd at the airbase in Maryland after they departed Washington DC for the last time on Marine One.

Read our Inauguration Day 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden's swearing-in and Donald Trump's exit…


What time is Joe Biden's inauguration speech today?

President-elect Joe Biden will formally become the 46th president of the US on Wednesday, January 20.

Although the exact time of his speech is still unknown, Biden is expected to give his remarks shortly after he takes the oath of office at 12:00pm.

After Biden speaks, he will be joined by the First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and the Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and will participate in a Pass in Review on the East front with members of the military. 

Pass in Reviews are a long-standing military tradition that reflect the peaceful transfer of power to a new Commander-in-Chief.

What will Joe Biden say in his speech?

While the details of his speech have not made public, the Biden inaugural team has said that the address will lay out his vision to "defeat the pandemic, build back better, and unify and heal the nation."

Biden will deliver his remarks without the American people present, but he is expected to be joined by 1,000 guests, the majority of whom will be members of Congress and their invitees.

Security will be much tighter than usual in wake of the riots that occurred at the Capitol on January 6.

Vice President Mike Pence as well as the three former presidents — George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama are expected to be in attendance as well.

How can I watch the speech?

There will be television coverage of Joe Biden's inauguration all day.

ABC, PBS and some other outlets kick off their coverage at 7 am, while CBS will launch their efforts two hours later.

NBC and Fox begin coverage in the morning as well.

CNN's all-day coverage will include Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, and Van Jones, and others.

MSNBC will feature Brian Williams, Rachel Maddow, Nicolle Wallace, and Joy Reid in its exhaustive coverage of the inauguration.

You can livestream the Inauguration Day coverage over on Biden’s inauguration website here.

The Sun will also be live streaming the inauguration, and you can follow the action on our blog as well.

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