Celebrate the independence of the United States with two programs highlighting the history of the country. Our Independence Day celebration kicks off Friday, July 3 at 9 p.m.
The Statue of Liberty
Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m.
This 1985 Ken Burns film explores the creation and history of the remarkable Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans. Narrated by David McCullough, the film traces the development of the monument – from its conception to its fascinating and often controversial construction to its final dedication – and offers interviews with a wide range of Americans, including former New York governor Mario Cuomo, the late congresswoman Barbara Jordan and the late writers James Baldwin and Jerzy Kosinski, to explore the meaning of the Statue of Liberty. Nominated for both the Academy Award and the Emmy Award, the film received the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle and the Christopher Award. View clips online.
A Capitol Fourth
Saturday, July 4 at 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Celebrating 40 spectacular years on air, “A Capitol Fourth” kicks off the country’s 244th birthday with an all-star musical salute for our entire nation. Hosted by Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos, the celebration will feature new performances from iconic locations across the country, including Washington, D.C, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, as well as highlights from the concert’s forty-year history and the stirring patriotic favorites viewers enjoy on the Fourth of July. The fireworks display over our nation’s iconic skyline will be covered live during the broadcast captured by multiple cameras stationed around the city. Watch online.