A Capitol Fourth 2010

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hot Dog Eating Contest

Hot Dog Eating Contest
Noon/11c ESPN
Along with fireworks and parades, no coverage of America's Independence Day is complete without footage of Joey Chestnut, an otherwise ordinary-looking kid from California, scarfing down the winning hot dogs at the Nathan's Famous International contest on Coney Island. A three-time defending champ, Chestnut has become to competitive eating what Roger Federer is to tennis, and may not have rival Takeru Kobayashi to beat this time around, as the event's former king was locked in a contract dispute with organizers from Major League Eating. Now, that's cause for indigestion.

Read on for previews of the Tour de France, Wimbledon, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, A Capitol Fourth 2010 and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. read more

Matt's Picks: Special Fourth of July Holiday Edition

Dolly Parton

(Friday, 9/8c, ABC) Modern Family breakout star Ty Burrell hosts the annual gala event at the historic Washington, D.C., theater, with the Obamas in attendance and an eclectic roster of performances from Kelly Clarkson, Renee Fleming, Lionel Richie, George Lopez and, from Broadway, Memphis star Montego Glover and Mary Poppins' Laura Michelle Kelly and Gavin Lee... read more

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Premiered: July 04, 2010
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Premise: Jimmy Smits hosts a celebration of America's 234th birthday, featuring Gladys Knight, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, "American Idol" finalist David Archuleta, John Schneider, Lang Lang and the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jack Everly. Selections include Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" accompanied by cannon fire from the U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery. Also: McEntire is honored with the National Artistic Achievement Award. From the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.


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