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Biden Inauguration #1281002

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Cecilia Vega) Today's peaceful transition of power with the Inauguration of President Biden as the 46th president introduced; photos & video of the three former presidents with & Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman, black, & Asian to hold the office, outgoing Vice President Mike Pence, Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman, Lady Gaga singing the national anthem, the swearing-in of Biden by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, First Lady Jill Biden shown. [In address, BIDEN - says this is America's day: democracy has prevailed, how we face a raging virus, growing inequities, racism & a climate crisis, reaches out to those who don't agree with him: "I will be a president for all Americans"; asks for a silent prayer {for coronavirus victims}; calls for unity.] The traditional letter for Biden from President Trump discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Mary Bruce) The executive actions taken by Biden today: joining the Paris climate accords, ending the Muslim travel ban, masks on federal property reviewed; scenes shown from the motorcade route with the Biden family walking while wearing masks; Biden tweet quoted. [BIDEN - gets to work; states we will need legislation.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - jokes about the two former senators.] The Biden view they will not make major changes inside the White House discussed; scenes shown from the new photos in the Oval Office.

(Studio: David Muir) Biden & Harris shown at Arlington National Cemetery with former presidents Clinton, Bush & Obama.

Muir, David;
Vega, Cecilia;
Bruce, Mary

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