Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tonight- The 2013 "A Capitol Fourth"

Thursday July 4, 2013,
-9:30 p.m. ET; rpt. 9:30-11:00 p.m. EST

Tom Bergeron hosts A CAPITOL FOURTH.  Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol- the celebration will feature performances by Barry Manilow, Candice Glover, and Scotty McCreery among others.  Academy Award-winner John Williams will conduct music from the Oscar-winning blockbuster Lincoln; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. 

Musician and songwriter Neil Diamond will nationally
debut "Freedom Song- They'll Never Take Us Down,"
inspired by the Boston Marathon bombing. 

With 20 cameras positioned around the city, viewers at home are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. A CAPITOL FOURTH also airs
on National Public Radio and to our troops around
the world on the American Forces Network.

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