The Congressional Picnic
First Aired: May 28, 2006
Shirley Jones, Tom Wopat, soprano Harolyn Blackwell and teen tap dancer Cartier Williams entertain politicos (including President George W. Bush) on the White House South Lawn at the annual Congressional Picnic. Taped June 15, 2005, the concert features Broadway standards from such shows as “West Side Story,” “My Fair Lady,” “Oklahoma” and “Guys and Dolls.” The hour also includes a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the event.
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- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: An occasional series featuring concerts from the nation's capital that, over the years, has showcased performers as diverse as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Elvis Costello and Steve Martin. As Nancy Reagan noted in the first program, `With the participation of publ… (more)