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Muppets Join A Capitol Fourth

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Jun 16, 2014 12:12 PM

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, will be Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy on hand to celebrate America’s 238th birthday, and performing the Oscar-nominated song “Rainbow Connection” with the National Symphony Orchestra.   

“I love Washington D.C.  Not only was it built on a swamp, but this is where I got my start in show business – on a local TV show in 1955,” said Kermit the Frog.  “Being in D.C. is like coming home!”

“Moi is thrilled to be part of this glorious patriotic celebration,” adds Miss Piggy, who insists she’s ready for all the pomp and pageantry.  “Let’s face it, wherever I go there’s usually fireworks.”

A Capitol Fourth airs on WITF Friday, July 4 8:00 to 9:30 pm. before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.  You can watch this special on WITF at 8:00pm (with an encore at 9:30pm). Audio for this special will also be available on WITF 89.5 and 93.3 beginning at 8:00pm.

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