RELATED STORIES A Capitol Fourth is set to note its 40th anniversary with an entirely overhauled program.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, PBS’ yearly 4th of July party will not be held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Rather, the unique will certainly include pre-taped efficiencies from legendary places throughout the country, including Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia and also Washington D.C. It will after that end with a live fireworks reveal from the nation’s capitol.
The 90-minute program (which starts at 8/7c) will be organized by John Stamos (who returns for a fourth-consecutive year) and Vanessa Williams. Yolanda Adams, Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Renée Flemming, John Fogerty, Brantley Gilbert, Mandy Gonzalez, Andy Grammer, Patti LaBelle, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara and also The Temptations are scheduled to perform.
A Capitol Fourth will also pay tribute to American heroes who continue to place their lives in jeopardy on the frontlines of the COVID-19 dilemma. The section will certainly include a performance of the Oscar-nominated track “I’m Standing With You” by This Is Us star Chrissy Metz.
As far as counter-programming goes, NBC at 8 pm will certainly broadcast the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The two-hour program will be hosted by Today‘s Craig Melvin as well as feature Black Eyed Peas, The Killers, Lady A, John Legend, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman.
Over on CNN, Don Lemon as well as Dana Bash will command The Fourth in America, a four-hour event with efficiencies by Burt Bacharach as well as artists from the Berklee College of Music, Pat Benatar and also Neil Giraldo, Billy Ray Cyrus, Andy Grammer, Harlem Gospel Choir, Jewel, Kenny Loggins, Barry Manilow, Martina McBride, Don McLean, The O’Jays, Carlos Santana and also Cindy Blackman Santana, CeCe Winans, Jesse Colin Young as well as Little Kids Rock, and the Broadway casts of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life as well as Times of the Temptations and also Girl From the North Country.
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