Tom Hanks to host Biden inauguration special to ‘spotlight American heroes’
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson AFP/File / Anthony HARVEY

If anyone can bring the country back together, it’s Tom Hanks. The beloved actor will host a primetime special to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris after the swearing-in next week, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Wednesday. The 90-minute program, dubbed “Celebrating America,” will “showcase the American people’s resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild” and celebrate “American heroes” like frontline workers, health care workers, teachers and ordinary citizens giving...