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“A Capitol Fourth” Welcomes Alfonso Ribeiro as Host of America’s 43rd Annual Independence Day Celebration

Watch “A Capitol Fourth” on WITF TV July 4 at 8pm or stream the celebration for free using the WITF app through July 18.

By Christina Zeiders

Harrisburg man describes panic after false report of a gunshot July 4 in Harrisburg

Whether it was the pop of a firecracker or fireworks or nothing at all, someone reportedly yelled “gun!”

By Scott LaMar/WITF

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How to prevent fireworks accidents

fireworks that have been purchased and set off at home or at Fourth of July celebrations can be dangerous and a nuisance as well

By Scott LaMar/WITF

“A Capitol Fourth” Celebrates America’s Independence

Mickey Guyton leads an all-star cast in a patriotic evening of musical performances and fireworks. Watch LIVE July 4 at 8pm on the PBS Video app or WITF TV.

By Christina Zeiders

Pa. lawmakers move to restrict fireworks

Pennsylvania state lawmakers are advancing proposed new limits on fireworks in response to growing complaints.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

A Capitol Fourth

Celebrate our country’s 245th birthday with a star-studded musical extravaganza! The 41st edition of America’s Independence Day celebration features performances by top stars from pop, country, R&B, classical and Broadway, capped off with patriotic classics and a spectacular fireworks display over the iconic Washington, DC skyline.

By Fred Vigeant/WITF