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‘A Capitol Fourth’

There are celebrations all over the tube today (including a great movie musical — see below), but you might want to check out this one from our nation’s capital. It features the National Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Jack Everly. Hosted by Tom Bergeron. 8 p.m. Friday, July 4, on KCTS (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff

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Also on Friday

“1776” (1972), 10:30 a.m. (TCM): John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson lead the way to the Colonies’ Declaration of Independence.

“MLB Baseball,” 4 p.m. (ROOT): Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox (Live).

“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks,” 8 p.m. (NBC): Starbursts blaze above the Big Apple; scheduled performers include Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Lionel Richie, Enrique Iglesias and Zac Brown Band; Nick Cannon hosts.

“Philly 4th of July Jam,” 8 p.m. (VH1): Fireworks; performances include The Roots, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Aloe Blacc.

“Seafair’s Summer Fourth,” 9 p.m. (KIRO): Fireworks over Lake Union; “Summer of Seafair” coverage; “Patriots’’ precision flying team; Best of the Blue Angels.

“Monumental Mysteries,” 9 p.m. (Travel): The disappearance of a sacred effigy; the first African-American baseball player; a New York mayor statue.

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