In these tense final days of the Trump Administration, attention has been deflected a little from the next incoming US President.
As a senator and vice-president, Joe Biden has spent almost 50 years working in, around, or with the White House. On Thursday, Australian time, he moves in.
As the new Commander in Chief, he’ll inherit crises on multiple fronts – pulling a nation out of the darkest of winters, healing deepening racial wounds, and restoring America’s tarnished reputation on the world stage.
It’s a tough road ahead and will play out against the backdrop of the despair and rage of supporters still loyal to his predecessor.
So can Joe Biden shoulder the burdens of office and the challenges that await him?
Correspondent Greg Jennett has this special report.
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