PBS will air its Fourth of July special and tribute to veterans A Capitol Fourth twice on Independence Day. The first airing begins on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET and runs until 9:30 p.m. ET. The show will air a second time on select stations from 9:30 and will conclude at 11 p.m. ET. Check your local television listings for specific times and channels applicable to your area. Those who want to watch A Capitol Fourth live streaming online can do so when it begins at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT in the video player below. If sharing this story on social media, please use the hashtag #July4thPBS. You can also watch the live stream on Facebook.
A Capitol Fourth uses 20 cameras situated at important sites throughout Washington, D.C. and provides in-depth coverage of spectacular firework displays.
— A Capitol Fourth (@July4thPBS) June 13, 2017
A Capitol Fourth celebrates America’s 241st birthday and independence from Great Britain. The show streams live from the Capitol’s West Lawn and is one of the most popular fireworks displays that airs on television. John Stamos (Full House and Fuller House) hosts the 37th annual A Capitol Fourth celebration and there is an all-star guest lineup. You can connect with John Stamos on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google Plus.
— National Symphony (@NSOtweets) July 4, 2017
Sofia Carlson (Disney’s Descendants) sings the National Anthem. Guest performers include the following.
- The Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi
- Yolanda Adams
- The Beach Boys, with special guests John Stamos (drums) and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath (vocals)
- Kellie Pickler
- The Four Tops
- The Voice Season 12 winner Chris Blue
- Tony-nominated Broadway star Laura Osnes
- The National Symphony Orchestra with Jack Everly
- Sofia Carson (“Descendents 2”)
- Trace Adkins
- Choral Arts Society of Washington
- The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets
- The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band
You may find more information about individual performing acts and their association with PBS and A Capitol Fourth at the official website.
— WHUT-TV (@whuttv) July 3, 2017
PBS went backstage live with host John Stamos for a live streaming Facebook video. You can watch that below.
— CPB (@CPBmedia) July 3, 2017
You can follow A Capitol Fourth on their official social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter. As a Capitol Fourth is a PBS production, you’ll find many educational and learning resources regarding Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence, Veterans, U.S. History, Alexander Hamilton, Fourth of July coloring pages, a free Capitol Fourth poster, and lessons, games, and more about fireworks at the official A Capitol Fourth website.
Are you going to watch A Capitol Fourth live streaming online, on television or on replay?
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