July 4 TV Picks: ‘A Capitol Fourth’ on KCTS
TV picks for Friday, July 4, 2014, include “A Capitol Fourth” on KCTS, the 1972 musical “1776” on TCM and “Monumental Mysteries” on Travel.
‘A Capitol Fourth’
There are celebrations all over the tube today (including a great movie musical — see below), but you might want to check out this one from our nation’s capital. It features the National Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Jack Everly. Hosted by Tom Bergeron. 8 p.m. Friday, July 4, on KCTS (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
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Also on Friday
“1776” (1972), 10:30 a.m. (TCM): John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson lead the way to the Colonies’ Declaration of Independence.
“MLB Baseball,” 4 p.m. (ROOT): Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox (Live).
“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks,” 8 p.m. (NBC): Starbursts blaze above the Big Apple; scheduled performers include Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Lionel Richie, Enrique Iglesias and Zac Brown Band; Nick Cannon hosts.
“Philly 4th of July Jam,” 8 p.m. (VH1): Fireworks; performances include The Roots, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Aloe Blacc.
“Seafair’s Summer Fourth,” 9 p.m. (KIRO): Fireworks over Lake Union; “Summer of Seafair” coverage; “Patriots’’ precision flying team; Best of the Blue Angels.
“Monumental Mysteries,” 9 p.m. (Travel): The disappearance of a sacred effigy; the first African-American baseball player; a New York mayor statue.
The New York Times