|KRCB programs paying homage to Independence Day
Rohnert Park’s public television station celebrates July 4 with two special programs.
• “A Capital Fourth,” Wednesday, July 4, 8 p.m.: Tom Bergeron takes the helm as the new host of the star-spangled affair, which features an Olympic tribute to Team USA and performances by Megan Hilty, Javier Colon, Kool & the Gang, Kelli O'Hara and the National Symphony Orchestra, topped off by the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. A Capitol Fourth airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, on National Public Radio and to the troops around the world on the American Forces Network.
• “3, 2, 1 Fireworks,” July 4, 9:30 p.m.: The explosive special takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Washington, D.C. July 4th celebration, featuring one of the largest and most colorful fireworks displays in the world. Shot in high-definition, the special captures every step of the renowned fireworks production. It opens in China as the crew observes the making of fireworks and dazzling new pyrotechnic effects. Once the fireworks are shipped to America, an army of technicians undertake the delicate and dangerous tasks of setting up thousands of explosives-filled mortar tubes in preparation for the spectacular display.