"A Capitol Fourth," the annual Independence Day celebration, will air July 4 at 8 PM ET. The 90-minute broadcast, which will be hosted by Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”), is a "musical and fireworks extravaganza, which has become America’s favorite birthday party. With 20 cameras positioned around the city, viewers at home are front-and-center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation."
On July 26 at 9 PM ET, PBS will offer "Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow: Never Stand Still." Filmed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, MA, the film, according to press notes, "features thrilling performances and revelatory conversations with renowned choreographers and dancers, including Judith Jamison, Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, Suzanne Farrell and Frederic Franklin, as well as one of the last interviews with the iconic Merce Cunningham. Narrated by acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones, the film interweaves the story of Jacob’s Pillow as a generator for creativity with the history of dance in America, and features never-before-seen footage and images from the Pillow’s extensive archives, including those of dance pioneer Ted Shawn, who purchased the farm in 1931."
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