A Capitol Fourth

Written by Holly on Friday July 3, 2009

Happy 233rd Birthday, America!fireworks09-01

Get out your lawn chairs and put them in front of the TV Saturday night for A CAPITOL FOURTH, live from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This is the 29th year for the event and it promises to be a doozy with the largest fireworks display in the nation. Come on, it's too hot to go outside anyway.

This year's star-studded cast includes:

Barry Manilow
Aretha Franklin
Natasha Bedingfield
The Cast of Jersey Boys
 Michael Feinstein
Andrew von Oeyen
The Muppets from Sesame Street
Erich Kunzel, leading the National Symphony Orchestra

Jimmy Smits hosts the event. Here's a clip of him promoting the show and sharing thoughts about being an American: 

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A CAPITOL FOURTH airs live tomorrow night at 7pm. If you miss it, tune in at 8:30pm for an encore broadcast.