Celebrate on the Fourth

  • Fred Vigeant

WITF presents a special lineup of programs on our television service. Our regular Saturday schedule returns the following week.


10:00am – The Gettysburg Story – The story of Gettysburg is told with breathtaking imagery of legendary places of the battlefield.

11:00am – Ride Along the Lincoln Highway – The history and wonderful landmarks found along the first coast-to-coast highway are chronicled.

12:00pm – The Great Ride – Two married military veterans ride over 355 miles of bike trail from Washington, D.C. to Pittsburgh.

1:00pm – Potomac By Air – America’s history is explored with an aerial trip along the striking curves of the Potomac River.

2:00pm – Penn’s Woods – Follow the chronology of PA’s Environmental History highlighting the accomplishments and challenges we’ve faced along the way.

3:00pm – Anthem – This documentary tells the story behind Francis Scott Key’s creation of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

4:00pm – Jazz Ambassadors: United States Army Field Band – The Jazz Ambassadors, the United States Army’s premiere touring big band, perform music of the era.

5:00pm – U.S. Marine Band: An All-Star Orchestra Special #101 – The beloved folk melodies and lively dances of Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy” are highlighted.

6:00pm – U.S. Marine Band: An All-Star Orchestra Special #102 – Revolutionary War melodies provide the inspiration for William Schuman’s “New England Triptych.”

7:00pm – The Best of the Boston Pops – Many of the greatest moments from the world-renowned orchestra’s 129-year history are showcased.

8:00pm – A Capitol Fourth – Celebrate America’s 244th birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza and amazing fireworks. More information…

9:30pm – A Capitol Fourth – Replay of the 8:00pm broadcast

11:00pm – Music specials broadcast all night with Austin City Limits and Live from the Artists Den.

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