Capitol Fourth

2007, TV Show

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Ring in the Fourth with Jimmy Smits

 New Dexter costar Jimmy Smits serves as host of A Capitol Fourth (tonight at 8 pm/ET, PBS), the annual holiday bash from Washington, D.C. The fireworks are provided by Jerry Lee Lewis, Huey Lewis and the News, Taylor Hicks and, of course, the fireworks.

TV Guide: Sounds like a pretty sweet way to watch fireworks….
Jimmy Smits: You've got to experience the fireworks on the lawn with the backdrop of all those monuments and the "1812 Overture!" It gives you goose bumps.

TV Guide: What does the 4th of July mean to you?
Smits: It's joyous, but kind of reflective too considering we're in the midst of conflict.

TV Guide: You've just joined Dexter. Details!
Smits: There's not a lot I can say because I just hopped on. I play an assistant ADA  Read Full Article

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Ring in the Fourth with Jimmy Smits

 New Dexter costar Jimmy Smits serves as host of A Capitol Fourth (tonight at 8 pm/ET, PBS), the annual holiday bash from Washington, D.C. The fireworks are provided by Jerry Lee Lewis, Huey Lewis and the News, Taylor Hicks and, of course, the fireworks.TV Guide: Sounds like a pretty sweet way to watch fireworks….Jimmy Smits: You've got to experience the fireworks on the lawn with the backdrop of all those monuments and the "1812 Overture!" It gives you goose bumps. TV Guide: What does the 4th of July mean to you?Smits: It's joyous, but kind of reflective too considering we're in the midst of conflict. TV Guide: You've just joined Dexter. Details! Smits: There's not a lot I can say because I just hopped on. I play an assistant ADA read more

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Premiered: July 04, 2007
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: The nation's 231st birthday is celebrated in 2007 on the West Lawn of the Capitol, with gospel star Yolanda Adams, country music's Dierks Bentley, Bebe Neuwirth, Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes"), rock legend Little Richard, Elliot Yamin ("American Idol") and Erich Kunzel and the National Symphony Orchestra. The event includes Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," featuring cannon fire from the Army Presidential Salute Battery; fireworks over the Washington Monument. Tony Danza hosts.

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