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A CAPITOL FOURTH 2008 | Preview | PBS

PBS Airdate: Friday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. (check local listings) Blow out the candles at America's biggest and best-loved birthday party with our new host and an all-star cast. Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jimmy Smits hosts the 28th annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth airing live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). The star-spangled party will feature performances by Huey Lewis and the News, Taylor Hicks, Jerry Lee Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Hayley Westenra and Harolyn Blackwell with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Erich Kunzel. Following this musical salute, the Washington, DC skyline will come alive with the most spectacular fireworks anywhere in the USA set against silhouettes of national landmarks the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. For more information visit
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