Preview: A Capitol Fourth @ PBS, 7/4/20

July 4th fireworks, Washington, D.C.  (LOC)
July 4th fireworks in DC in 2008 (Photo courtesy The Library of Congress)

On Saturday night, a 4th of July tradition continues, as A Capitol Fourth will take place for its 40th anniversary, starting at 8pm ET on PBS.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional live A Capitol Fourth will not be held on the West Lawn of the US Capitol. To ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, this year’s performances were pre-taped across the country without a live audience.

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Food Park: Alex McCoy @ Food Network Star (S. 11, Ep. 4) — 6/28/15

Chef Alex McCoy (Photo courtesy Food Network)

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July! And the Fourth of July is all about getting together with family and friends for food and fun (and fireworks, of course).

So what better way to mark the occasion than to discuss the food in last week’s Food Network Star, which saw the remaining nine contestants in the 11th season compete in teams against each other for a July 4 picnic battle?

As you know, we’ve been cheering for DC Chef Alex McCoy in our blog, so we are going to recap how well Alex performed in this past episode, Episode 4. This will bring you up to speed so that you can watch him cook in Episode 5, set to air this Sunday, July 5, at 9pm ET on the Food Network.

Last week, Alex joined up with two other contestants in one of three teams. Each team was named after the colors of the U.S. flag –- red, white and blue — and Alex was on team blue with Arnold Myint of Nashville and Eddie Jackson of Houston. (Eddie is a former NFL football player for the Miami Dolphins, by the way, and his performances on this show have generally been pretty entertaining.)

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Sports Park: The Nationals’ Homestand vs. the Giants and Reds, 7/3-7/8/15

Bryce Harper Bryce Harper is third in home runs in the National League with 24


The Nationals had a very healthy June (15-11) and moved back into first place. They currently have a 3.5 game lead over the Mets.

They play the Giants at home over Independence Day weekend, and then the Reds next week.

And Calvin Coolidge is the new Racing President!

For game tickets and more information, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or visit

Friday, July 3 vs. San Francisco Giants

  • Enjoy a special patriotic fireworks display to kick off Independence Day weekend. Prior to the fireworks, fans will be treated to a performance in the outfield by the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team.

Saturday, July 4 vs. San Francisco Giants

  • Independence Day Presented by SAIC: In honor of our nation’s independence, the Nationals will host the third of four games included in the 2015 Patriotic Series. Pregame ceremonies are dedicated to members of the military.

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