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♪ [god bless america] ♪ >> the 59th inaugural escort procession. now as we continue with today's
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parade across america, here's john stuart. >> good afternoon and welcome to the very first virtual presidential inaugural parade across america. as you just saw, as is tradition, the parade in procession began at the capital, culminating with the arrival of president biden and vice president harris at the white house. we may not be able to be together in person, but we can still gather, even if it's virtual. and celebrate this grand tradition. this year we have had to create a new style of parade, allowing americans from the states and territories the ability to participate safely from their hometowns. it's been a tough year. a pandemic. economic downturns. political division. social unrest. but we need to remember this, that every day you may not be hearing about it on the news, you may not be seeing it on the
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internet, but there are millions of unsung american heroes who are keeping our nation going, caring for our loved ones, teaching our kids, keeping us all connected, making us smile, reminding us about what it is to truly be an american and what is great about america. that's what this day is about. america united by our commitment to each other. one of those heroes is dr. jason campbell, a resident physician in oregon. you probably know him better as the dancing tiktok dock. dr. campbell, how are you doing? maxwell, thank you for having me today. >> when did you start dancing? was it recent? you are tremendous. clearly you have had training. >> i started popping a blocking and hop school. they called me popping j in high school. >> i was also referred to as pop
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and j in high school for the way that oftentimes my back vertebrae would pop. this must obviously be your first inaugural parade, yes? >> yes, it is. this is incredibly special, with you looking at president biden being elected, vice president harris, the first african-american indian woman, incredibly special. many people who look like me are proud to see it. >> i look forward to the pandemic being over so that you and i may join a breakdancing crew together. >> what do you love that, -- i love that, what do you think the name would be? >> the good dancing doctor and the old man who looks like he hurt himself. it's a long name. >> it's catchy. >> we are so delighted you were able to be with us. if you will, it's time to kick off, for the first time in our
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nations history, and god willing, the last time we won't be able to be together, here it is, our virtual parade across america. >> i'm tony goldwyn. i got to tell you i played a president on tv a few years ago and i never got a parade from shonda rimes like the one you are going to see today. as jon stewart noted, the parade across america features americans from across the country joining us from their hometowns and in the next hour or so you will see participants and performers from all 50 states and all territories honored to be committed to the idea of an america united.
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tributes to those right next door to us making a difference in this terrible pandemic. americans remaining faithful to their beloved traditions, one of them being a performance by a group of musicians who have been featured at every inauguration for almost a century. >> we are the united states coast guard band and are honored to have performed in every inauguration since 1929. ♪
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>> the coast guard band is here today representing the coast guard and department of homeland security. >> we are a community-based organization that helps kids like me achieve our dreams. joe biden must be proud, when he visited our home state of louisiana, he invited us to be a part. >> i met joe and he talked about making opportunities for everybody in america. >> congratulations, president biden. >> we are the equestrians of indiana and this will be the 18th inaugural parade we are participating in dating back to woodrow wilson. today we have 71 members, 67 horses joining us. ♪
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>> congratulations mr. president and madam vice president. >> hello, america. we want -- we go to the department school in italy. >> there are 70,000 very connected kids in 100 and 50 of these schools around the world. >> we have schools in 11 countries, seven states, and to territories. >> there are more than 50,000 of us overseas. wherever our parents serve.
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>> on behalf of all of us we would like to say welcome aboard to our new >> we are shining a sn local heroes who went above and beyond to support friends, lend a hand, and strengthen communities during this challenging year. each of these heroes demonstrates the spirit, resilience, compassion of our people. the first hero is from georgia.
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>> my mom asked if you wanted to play for the hospital. i said yes, because i wanted to give the workers and people joy at the end of their day. one of my favorite things was the ambulances driving by, flashing lights, and people saying great job. >> that commitment he showed gets me this immense sense of pride. >> it doesn't matter how old you are, you can make your community better. >> never in a million years that i think that whether in a
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concert hall or elsewhere, even a small gesture would have such an impact on travel so far. it looks like you have been playing for a while? >> yes. >> i wanted to play a duet with you since i saw you. what do you think? let's make it happen. ♪
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[cheers and applause] ♪ >> we are the honor guard paying tribute to the generation of world war ii and the armed forces. the freedom and opportunities we enjoy our thanks to their sacrifice we salute our commander in chief, joseph r biden. present arms. ♪ we are proud to be part of the 2021 parade across america. forward march. >> welcome to des moines, iowa.
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we are the drill corps. ♪ ♪ >> we are based in durham, north carolina, but we perform all across america. ♪
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like america, we come from all over, but we are united. >> we are off to a great start. we have more music, performers from across the country, shout outs to our new president and vice president, and more he rose next door. every parade has dancers and drill teams. our next performers are a dancing drill team that has toured around the world. >> we are proud to represent texas in the red, white, and blue. ♪
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from texas, we say this, let's get united, america. [cheers and applause] >> we are the native american women warriors, the nations first all-female colorguard. our mission is to recognize women veterans who have served in the armed forces, especially those of native descent. we are here today from across the country for this historic event. congratulations president biden
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and vice president harris. ♪ >> ♪ now here you go again ♪ ♪ >> fire department, new york
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city, we are honored to be marching in the parade across america. ♪ [cheers and applause] >> we are the high school marching band from denver, colorado. it is the honor of our lives to celebrate our democracy and the inauguration of our president. ♪
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[cheers] >> we are from philadelphia. we represent all boy scouts. in keeping with our tradition of
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the parade, we wanted to be part of the day, honoring him and vice president harris. >> right now, we have a special collaboration from two different locations. this is hollywood and grammy nominee andrew day, joined by caitlin saunders, who performed her routine in washington, d.c. ♪
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>> ♪ you're broken down and tired of living life on a merry go round and you can't find the fighter but i see it in you so we gonna walk it out and move mountains we gonna walk it out and move mountains and i'll rise up
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i'll rise like the day i'll rise up i'll rise unafraid i'll rise up and i'll do it a thousand times again and i'll rise up high like the waves i'll rise up in spite of the ache i'll rise up and i'll do it a thousand times again for you for you for you for you when the silence isn't quiet and it feels like it's getting hard to breathe and i know you feel like dying but i promise we'll take the world to its feet and move mountains bring it to its feet and move mountains and i'll rise up i'll rise like the day i'll rise up i'll rise unafraid i'll rise up and i'll do it a thousand times again for you for you for you
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for you all we need, all we need is hope and for that we have each other and for that we have each other and we will rise we will rise we'll rise, oh, oh we'll rise i'll rise up rise like the day i'll rise up in spite of the ache
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i will rise a thousand times again and we'll rise up high like the waves we'll rise up in spite of the ache we'll rise up and we'll do it a thousand times again for you for you for you for you ah, ah, ah, ah ♪♪
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♪ ♪ >> hi. we are from north carolina. ♪ >> congratulations.
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♪ [cheers] >> we are from joe biden's home state of delaware. the strength of our nation comes from the diversity of the american people, and we are honored and proud to share this performance with you today. ♪ congratulations, mr. president and madam vice president. [cheers and applause] ♪
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>> we are hockey players from new hampshire. >> we are thrilled to be in the parade across america. >> congratulations president joe biden >> and congratulations to vice president harris. ♪ >> my gosh, those were amazing artists.
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our next artist is a texan, a teacher, who truly lives our theme. she took a road trip across america to show where historic moments happen. here she is. >> i am a high school teacher in austin, texas. i took the opportunity to take off and teach history from places where it happens. i am in jamestown. the students would tune in every day and see what my background was for that day. it was a way to see that history still matters. they would not have won the war with the help of the french. they cut off the british. america born.
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thanks. i was able to teach about society, how america is still changing, how we are still in a process. it has been fun for the spotlight to be on teachers across the country working so hard to make education happen and productive, even though we are doing it during a pandemic. we are there for each other and can be there for each other, and that was the message. >> we are from las vegas high school, proud to represent nevada in the parade across america. we have prepared a special performance for you. ♪
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>> ♪ [singing in spanish] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> to president biden and vice president harris -- >> now let's watch vice president harris and her husband entering the white house, making their way towards the north portico, making their entrance into the white house as vice
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president and second gentlemen of the united states of america. ♪ >> well, that was historic. >> a number of today's participants have been to previous inaugural parade's. there is a participant who has been in six, and his colleague in five, jack and thomas, two horses. this parade features equestrian
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groups with a history of performances. joining us for the fourth appearance is michigan's mounted drill team. with their second appearance, members of another association. in another group is making an appearance. for example, i've been thomas jefferson rode is horse to the capital. abraham lincoln was escorted by civilians on horseback. once again, horses are adding a majesty and grace to this event. with us next on our parade across america are some of the talented stars of the ryan martin foundation, part of the national wheelchair basketball association, joined by a person from the washington
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mystics and others. >> this has been a time where we have had to overcome challenges and adapt to what life throws at us, but our spirit allows us to have hope, allows us to thrive, and now joining us for the parade across america are the basketball stars of the ryan martin foundation. ♪
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>> i am grant hill. >> congratulations, mr. president and madame vice president. >> let's get united, america. >> hello. we are sharing the inspiration, the beginning and growth of the future, and for us, they work together to build these new beginnings, working together. we offer this chant to president joe biden and vice president
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kamala harris. ♪ >> i am holiday this from maryland, representing the families of our nation's fallen heroes. our mission is to provide hope and healing. >> we are here to serve them. >> we are together coming united , united in solidarity. >> i honor my brother. >> i honor my husband. >> our dad. >> i am captain isaac fields, we are the united states marine corps silent drill platoon.
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♪ semper fi. ♪ >> we are here to represent puerto rico.
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>> we are proud. >> we believe we are better when we unite together. ♪ >> early on, jon stewart got to spend a few minutes with an american hero that brought show a and comfort -- joy and comfort. someday soon, he will teach me how to dance. let's spend some time with a truly amazing doctor. >> i am jason campbell in portland, oregon. you might know me as the tiktok doc.
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i get with someone who told me about tiktok, saying, dance, curate this. next thing i know, 500,000 views , 750,000, one million, i thought people like this. it started with the idea to reach out to a community, a young, black boy and say if you like to dance and do things outside the classroom, keep that going, but you can also be a physician one day. if i can leave you with anything , it is that we need to be together, apart, safe, distance, but still be together. now is not the time to be isolated. it is time to reach out, ask for help, be there for others to give help, blend a hand. i am grateful to all those who have done their part to add joy
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and hope to their communities. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we are proud to represent --
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♪ >> we are united in support of -- ♪ >> these are the dancers. ♪ >> [indiscernible] >> now, there are some people who believe crop circles are the work of aliens, but the crop
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designs we are about to showcase our the work of extraordinary artists on planet earth. in the past, the project has created images of president biden, vice president harris, and the late congressman john lewis, so let's take a look at what they have created for us today. ♪
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>> [indiscernible] >> we are the flying lady tigers, proud to be serving our nation. >> sound off. >> u.s. air force. u.s. air force. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, my name is tj cassidy, and i would like to welcome you all to pass the mic, coming live from the parade
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across america, president joe biden and vice president kamala harris. it is dedicated to the everyday heroes around our great nation. let's come together. are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> are you ready? >> ready. ♪
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>> hey? we are coming together, right? >> you got it, my brother. >> a celebration of resilience, spirit, teamwork makes the dream work, no matter who you are, we are one big family. i would like people to sing-along. are you ready? >> i am ready. >> let's saying.
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♪ >> i want to hear you saying, loud and proud. ♪ >> ♪ we are family i got all my sisters with me we are family
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get up everybody and sing ♪ >> i want to thank everyone. this pass the mic. share love. one more time. >> ♪ we are family i got all my sisters with me we are family get up everybody and sing ♪ >> ok, let's head to charleston
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south carolina to shine the spotlight on another hero next door. she served in the u.s. air force. in addition to her service in the military, she has been serving her neighbors in charleston, sewing masks, including for a nurse she knows well, her mom. here is master sergeant carrie ann thomas. ♪ >> i can think of a time where i have called out for support and people have not been there. my mom is a nurse. ppe was strained. i was set to deploy in the spring. i was worried about her. i was going to use a sewing machine and make masks. i took to social media. a lot of people started to send her masks from across the world.
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no one once a pandemic, but if you have to go through it, you want to go through it with a strong community. on behalf of south carolina, we are proud to serve and would like to welcome our new commander in chief. ♪ >> from ohio, we are the marching band, proud to represent ohio in the parade across america. ♪
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[cheers and applause] ♪ >> greetings from the virgin islands of the united states. we congratulate president joseph r biden. >> and vice president kamala harris on their inauguration.
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♪ >> sending>> >> sending our best wishes to the administration and our great nation. >> ok, as soon it is safe, that is where i'm going. our final tribute is an extraordinary woman from idaho. she and her friends are part of a comedy performance group called the red hot mamas. they are strong, get joy through dance, triumphed over the challenges of life, and joined together to entertain neighbors and all of us. ♪ >> i am the originator and director of the fabulous group,
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the red hot mamas, and entertainment group dedicated to the exploitation of merriment and the enhancement of the ridiculous. as for me, i have had a medically incurable form of non-hodgkin's lymphoma, so i have been in and out of treatment for 10 years. i just will not quit. that has made me more sensitive, and i flat out want to bring joy . the most rewarding thing we did is we performed parades and shows outside assisted-living homes, dancing, hooting and
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hollering. one lady yelled, you are just what we needed. come on back. come on back. no matter what, no matter how. ♪ >> hi.
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i am the lead singer from the new radicals. we pledged to get together and play our songs in memory and honor of our new president's son and to bring our country together again. this one is for you. ♪
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>> ♪ you feel your dreams are dying hold tight you've got the music in you don't let go you've got the music in you one dance left this world is gonna pull through don't give up you've got a reason to live can't forget we only get what we give i'm comin' home, baby you're tops give it to me now 4:00 a.m., we ran a miracle mile we're flat broke but hey, we do it in style the bad rich god's flying in for your trial but when the night is falling you cannot find a friend you feel your tree is breaking just then
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you've got the music in you don't let go you've got the music in you one dance left this world is gonna pull through don't give up you've got a reason to live can't forget we only get what we give you've got the music in you don't let go you only get what you give you're gonna get what you give don't give up ♪ ♪
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♪ tony: as we all know, the summer olympics 2020 move to later this year. those olympic athletes saw their dreams deferred, but they are resilient and continue to train, because their dreams will not be denied. joining us are three of epic stars, two summer olympians, and swimmer and 2018 medal winner. ♪ >> like this inaugural, the olympics is an every four-year event. >> no matter who you are or where you are from. >> we are honored to be here
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today as athletes who are resilient and strong, like the nation of people we represent. >> let's unite, america. >> let's unite. ♪ >> we are the 81st readiness division. ♪ >> we are the south shore drill team in performing arts ensemble from chicago, illinois, and entertainment group with a focus on education. ♪
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tony: it is hard to pick my favorite moment from this virtual parade. this next segment has to be at the top of the list, our dance across america, 1600 people from across the country, all ages,
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ethnicities, and cultures submitted videos showing the unbridled enthusiasm of the american spirit. it perfectly represents the coming together of the american people on this historic day. created by the legendary director and choreographer kenny ortega and featuring dancers from 30 states and two u.s. territories, here is dance across america. ♪
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>> ♪ calling out around the world are you ready for a brand new beat summer's here and the time is right for dancing in the street they're dancing in chicago down in new orleans up in new york city all we need is music, sweet music there'll be music everywhere there'll be swinging swaying records playing dancing in the street oh it doesn't matter what you wear just as long as you are there so come on every guy grab a girl everywhere around the world they'll be dancing they're dancing in the street it's just an invitation across the nation a chance for folks to meet there'll be laughing, singing, music swinging dancing in the street philadelphia, pa
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baltimore and d.c. now can't forget the motor city all we need is music, sweet music there'll be music everywhere there'll be swinging, swaying, records playing dancing in the street oh it doesn't matter what you wear just as long as you are there so come on ev'ry guy grab a girl ev'rywhere around the world dancing they're dancing in the street it's just an invitation across the nation a chance for folks to meet there'll be laughing, singing, music swinging
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dancing in the street way down in l.a. every day they're dancing in the street across the ocean blue, me and you we are dancing in the street ♪ ♪ tony: as we have seen, the american spirit in all its glory remains alive and well, a hopeful reminder as we commit ourselves to a goal of in america united. later tonight, our celebration will continue, so make sure to watch what promises to be another historic moment in a day full of them. on behalf of president biden, vice president harris, and the presidential inaugural committee, today's participants, thank you for being part of this inaugural parade, parade across
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america. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2021] ♪
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♪ announcer: that wraps up today's virtual parade across america,
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hosted by president biden's inaugural committee, taking the place of a traditional parade due to the covid-19 pandemic. it has been a busy afternoon, as the president plans to sign executive orders and other actions in the oval office, and also a virtual swearing in ceremony for appointees. later today, the press secretary will hold the first press briefing at the new administration and speak to reporters at the white house in the brady press briefing room. we will have that live here on c-span. right now, back to this morning, as joe biden, kamala harris, and dignitaries arrived at the u.s. capitol the swearing-in ceremony.

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