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Jun 30, 2014, 08:07 ET
Frankie Valli performs on A CAPITOL FOURTH live on PBS Friday, July 4 @  8 pm. (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

Celebrate America's Birthday With A Star Spangled Party Live From The U.S. Capitol On PBS' "A Capitol Fourth"!

This July 4th, America's national Independence Day celebration will kick off the festivities for our country's 238th birthday with an all-star...

Jun 25, 2014, 09:35 ET
Legendary composer and conductor John Williams will pay tribute to the 200th anniversary of our "National Anthem" on PBS' "A CAPITOL FOURTH" airing live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Friday, July 4 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

Legendary Composer and Conductor John Williams Pays a Star Spangled Tribute to the 200th Anniversary of our "National Anthem" on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH, Live from the U.S. Capitol Friday, July 4

 This Independence Day, PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH, the all-star salute broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, will celebrate the...

Jun 16, 2014, 11:07 ET
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy join the all-star line-up for the 34th annual broadcast of PBS' "A Capitol Fourth", airing live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, July 4, 2014 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET.  They will celebrate America's 238th birthday by performing the Oscar-nominated song "Rainbow Connection" with the National Symphony Orchestra. (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

Phillip Phillips And The Muppets Join The Cast Of PBS' "A Capitol Fourth," America's National Independence Day Celebration, Live From The U.S. Capitol

Joining the all-star line-up for the 34th annual broadcast of PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol,...

May 28, 2014, 08:07 ET
The festivities for our country's 238th birthday kick off on PBS's "A Capitol Fourth" with an all-star salute led by two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron.  The 34th annual broadcast of "A Capitol Fourth" airs on PBS Friday, July 4, 2014 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET. (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

Celebrate America's Birthday With A Star Spangled Party Live From The U.S. Capitol!

This July 4th, America's national Independence Day celebration will kick off the festivities for our country's 238th birthday with an all-star...

May 22, 2014, 05:00 ET
Caleb Johson, the newly crowned winner of AMERICAN IDOL Season 13, will perform the “National Anthem” to open the 25th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, airing live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET. (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

American Idol 2014 Winner Caleb Johnson Honors Our Troops In First Televised Performance After Season Finale On 25th Anniversary Broadcast Of PBS' National Memorial Day Concert

 Caleb Johnson, the newly crowned Season 13 winner of AMERICAN IDOL, will continue what has become tradition and join the previously announced...

May 20, 2014, 07:33 ET
PBS's National Memorial Day Concert, Sunday May 25 @ 8 pm from the U.S. Capitol. (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

An American Tradition On PBS For 25 Years: The NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT Live From The U.S. Capitol

PBS's NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, the iconic event that has become a national tradition, will mark its 25th anniversary with a special tribute...

May 19, 2014, 08:07 ET
Manipulated photo: Legendary singer Frankie Valli will perform live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in celebration of our nation's 238th birthday on A CAPITOL FOURTH, airing on PBS Friday, July 4, 2014, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ET. (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

Music Icon Frankie Valli Set To Celebrate Nation's Birthday, Performing Live From The U.S. Capitol, On PBS's "A CAPITOL FOURTH"

PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH is thrilled to announce that legendary singer Frankie Valli will perform at the live concert event celebrating the nation's...

May 13, 2014, 08:07 ET
Grammy Award-winning country music artist Jennifer Nettles joins the line-up for the 25th anniversary broadcast of the "National Memorial Day Concert."  The program airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on PBS Sunday, May 25, 2014, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

American Idol Season 13 Winner Joins All-Star Line-Up For 25th Anniversary Broadcast Of PBS's National Memorial Day Concert Live From The U.S. Capitol

In what has now become tradition, the newly crowned winner of AMERICAN IDOL Season 13 will make their first appearance performing the "National...

Apr 24, 2014, 06:07 ET
Actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host the 2014 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, the 25th anniversary of the live broadcast from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.  The program airs on Sunday, May 25, 2014, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

An American Tradition On PBS For 25 Years: The NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT Live From The U.S. Capitol

PBS's NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, the iconic event that has become a national tradition, will mark its 25th anniversary with a special tribute...

Jun 27, 2013, 12:17 ET
A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS, airing live from the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, July 4 at 8 p.m. ET, will feature legendary hits from Broadway's new smash MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.  (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

Broadway's Smash Hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Perform on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH, America's National Independence Day Celebration, Live From the U.S. Capitol

 The 33rd annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH on PBS will feature over thirty cast members, including Tony...

Jun 27, 2013, 12:10 ET
A Capitol Fourth, America's National Indepence Day Celebration,  on PBS at 8 pm.  (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

Back By Popular Demand....A Capitol Fourth On PBS Welcomes Music Superstar Barry Manilow And America's Favorite Host Tom Bergeron Live From The U.S. Capitol!

 America's favorite host, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS) will return to the West...

Jun 26, 2013, 10:34 ET
Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning musician and songwriter Neil Diamond will be nationally debuting "Freedom Song (They'll Never Take Us Down)," on the 33rd annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH airing on PBS Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET.  (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neil Diamond Debuts Tribute Song Inspired by Boston Marathon Bombing on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH

 In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning musician and songwriter Neil Diamond became an...

Jun 05, 2013, 10:34 ET
America's favorite host Tom Bergeron returns to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for America's National Independence Day Celebration, A CAPITOL FOURTH, live on PBS Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. ET.  (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

Back By Popular Demand...A CAPITOL FOURTH On PBS Welcomes Back Music Superstar Barry Manilow And America's Favorite Host Tom Bergeron For America's National Independence Day Celebration Live From The U.S. Capitol!

America's favorite host, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS) will return to the West Lawn of...

May 24, 2013, 07:13 ET
Jessica Sanchez joins the line-up for PBS's NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, the annual tribute honoring the service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  The concert will air live in HD on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET.  (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

Singer Jessica Sanchez Joins All-Star Line-up For PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

 PBS's NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT welcomes Jessica Sanchez this Memorial Day weekend to perform "God Bless America" at the annual tribute...

May 21, 2013, 15:01 ET
PBS' NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT MAY 25 @ 8 PM.  (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

Joe Mantegna And Gary Sinise Co-Host PBS's 24th Annual National Memorial Day Concert, An All-Star Salute To Our American Heroes

On the eve of Memorial Day, the 24th annual NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT will bring to life the moving stories of America's servicemen and women...

May 20, 2013, 13:06 ET
American Idol winner Candice Glover will perform the "National Anthem" at the U.S. Capitol for PBS's National Memorial Day Concert broadcast live Sunday, May 26th, 2013 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET.  (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

AMERICAN IDOL Winner Candice Glover Joins Line-up For PBS' National Memorial Day Concert

 In what has quickly become a tradition in its own right, the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT welcomes AMERICAN IDOL's newly crowned winner,...

May 10, 2013, 10:11 ET

Joe Mantegna And Gary Sinise Co-host PBS's 24th Annual National Memorial Day Concert, An All-Star Salute To Our American Heroes

Featuring a Special Performance of the National Anthem by the Season 12 Winner of AMERICAN IDOL - Live From the U.S. Capitol, A Night of...

Nov 07, 2012, 15:21 ET
PBS debuts the NATIONAL SALUTE TO VETERANS on Sunday, November 11 @ 8pm.  (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

First Ever Veterans Day Broadcast On PBS Celebrates All Our American Heroes

 This November 11th at 8 p.m. ET, PBS will bring the nation together in tribute to the service and sacrifice of our over 22 million American...

Jul 05, 2012, 16:14 ET
A CAPITOL FOURTH Special Guests (L-R): Matthew Broderick, Phillip Phillips, Megan Hilty, Tom Bergeron, Josh Turner, Javier Colon, Apolo Anton Ohno.  (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts and PBS, Courtesy of Capital Concerts (Matthew Broderick (C)Bennett Raglin; Javier Colon (C)WireImage; Apolo Anton Ohno (C)Getty Images))

A CAPITOL FOURTH Delivers Show-Stopping Ratings for PBS

– 32nd Annual Independence Day Celebration Averaged 6.3 Million Viewers – PBS announced today that A CAPITOL FOURTH dazzled...

Jul 02, 2012, 11:24 ET
Manipulated Image: Tom Bergeron hosts A CAPITOL FOURTH  on PBS, Wednesday, July 4 at 8 p.m. ET (check local listings).  (PRNewsFoto/Capital Concerts)

Tom Bergeron Takes Helm as New Host of PBS's Top Rated A CAPITOL FOURTH

Star Spangled Celebration Live from the U.S. Capitol Celebrates America's Birthday with Performances by Phillip Phillips, Matthew Broderick, Megan...