Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020
|Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020|
|Presented by||LeBron James|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producers||LeBron James|
|Running time||57 minutes|
|Original network||multi-network simulcast|
|Original release||May 16, 2020|
Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 is an American television special that was simulcasted on the major television networks and online on May 16, 2020. Created by the XQ Institute, the LeBron James Family Foundation, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, the special was curated by basketball player LeBron James in collaboration with high school students and educators across the United States, including the American Federation of Teachers. The broadcast included a variety of commencement addresses, celebrity performances and inspirational vignettes aimed at high school students, whose graduation ceremonies and proms were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, due to it causing the closure of most schools worldwide.
- LeBron James, host
- Zendaya, actress
- Kevin Hart, actor
- Yara Shahidi, actress
- Kane Brown & Maren Morris, singer
- Timothée Chalamet, actor
- Rodney Robinson, educator
- Megan Rapinoe, athlete
- Bad Bunny, singer
- Kumail Nanjiani, actor (via Animal Crossing)
- Olivia Wilde, actor
- Malala Yousafzai, activist
- Lena Waithe, screenwriter
- Julianne Moore, actress
- Shaquille O'Neal, athlete
- Chris Harrison, television personality
- Dave Matthews, musician
- Loren Gray, singer
- The Dolan Twins, internet personalities
- Lana Condor, actress
- Liza Koshy, actress
- Pharrell Williams, singer
- Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
|Priscilla Arceo||Santa Ana High School||Orange County, California|
|Justin "Jwalt" Walton||Oakland School for the Arts||Oakland, California|
|Ervin Odom||Akron Early College High School||Akron, Ohio|
|Shelbie Rash||Skyline High School||Mesa, Arizona|
|Jordan Lewis||Washington High School||Phoenix, Arizona|
|Halah Berglin||Williams Field High School||Gilbert, Arizona|
|Kayla Diaz||Franklin High School|
|Johnny Corte||Saguaro High School||Scottsdale, Arizona|
|Mason Whitaker||Ironwood Ridge High School||Oro Valley, Arizona|
|Parker Fowler||Greenway High School||Phoenix, Arizona|
|Morgann Kelly||Desert Vista High School|
|Lauren Grimm||Thunderbird High School|
|Caleb Fearing||Mojave High School||North Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Christian Johnson||Ron Brown College Preparatory High School||Washington, D.C.|
|Ian Coursey||Our Lady of Good Counsel High School||Olney, Maryland|
|Aniyah Fisher||Kenwood Academy High School||Chicago, Illinois|
|Students of the Class of 2020||"Star-Spangled Banner"|
|Dua Lipa||"Break My Heart"|
"Memories" / "Graduation (Friends Forever)"
"In My Life"
"See You Again"
"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"
Brandan "Bmike" Odums
|YBN Cordae||"Broke as F**k"|
The special was simulcasted on May 16, 2020 at 8pm EST on the major U.S. broadcast television networks ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, except PBS due to flex programming on member stations over most of their schedules and broadcast times for network shows may vary. It was also simulcasted on television networks California Music Channel and The CW, on Spanish-language network Univision, and on cable networks CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, Freeform, and MSNBC. It was also available for streaming in platforms such as ABC News Live, Associated Press, Bleacher Report, Complex Networks, Facebook, FoxNow, Hulu, Instagram, NBC News Now, NowThis News, PeopleTV, The Roku Channel, Roland Martin Unfiltered, Reuters, Sirius XM, Snapchat, TikTok, USO, The Washington Post, and YouTube.
Total Viewership = 14.674
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