A Capitol Fourth

2013, TV Show

Tom Bergeron hosts a celebration of America's birthday, featuring fireworks and performances by Barry Manilow; "American Idol" winners Candice Glover and Scotty McCreery; Darren Criss ("Glee"); classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho; Megan Hilty ("Smash"); the "Motown: The Musical" cast; composer John Williams, who conducts music from "Lincoln"; and Jack Everly and the National Symphony Orchestra, which cap the show with Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." From the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Every year, millions of people tune-in to watch America's biggest Independence Day celebration, A Capitol Fourth, broadcast live on PBS. In 2012, country music star, Josh Turner, performed his hit song 'Firecracker' at the star-spangled celebration and dedicated it to his own firecracker and keyboard player, his wife.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

The season 12 winner of American Idol, Candice Glover, makes her return to Washington DC for A Capitol Fourth 2013, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Thursday July Fourth @ 8 ET. Sample her talent in this performance of the National Anthem from the National Memorial Day Concert.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Phillip Phillips, the Season 11 winner of American Idol, performed his coronation song, 'Home on the biggest and brightest birthday party in 2012, A Capitol Fourth.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

PBS viewers are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation during A Capitol Fourth. Enjoy some of America's all-time favorite marches, performed by the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Brass, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets accompanied the 56 State and Territorial Flags, and the most spectacular fireworks display in the whole U.S.A.

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Premiered: July 04, 2013
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Premise: Tom Bergeron hosts a celebration of America's birthday, featuring fireworks and performances by Barry Manilow; "American Idol" winners Candice Glover and Scotty McCreery; Darren Criss ("Glee"); classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho; Megan Hilty ("Smash"); the "Motown: The Musical" cast; composer John Williams, who conducts music from "Lincoln"; and Jack Everly and the National Symphony Orchestra, which cap the show with Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." From the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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