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Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the Class of 2020 that will take place on May 16 at 9 p.m. Eastern. 

The Class of 2020 is one of the most unique graduating classes in modern history. Commencements and other celebratory events have been canceled due to the pandemic. To meet the demands of the times, former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the Class of 2020 that will take place on May 16 at 9 p.m. Eastern.  

ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will simultaneously air the special along with more than 20 other broadcast and digital streaming partners, according to the announcement Tuesday from organizers.
 
The hour-long event will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, and others. Several high school students from Chicago public schools and the Obama Youth Jobs Corps will join, as will the Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, Bad Bunny, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Megan Rapinoe and H.E.R.
 
The event is titled “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.” It's hosted by the education advocacy group XQ Institute, The LeBron James Family Foundation and The Entertainment Industry Foundation.
 
To learn more about this first-of-its-kind national graduation ceremony, visit GraduationTogether2020.com. Follow the hashtag #GraduateTogether on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok. 

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