What’s on TV Saturday, July 4, plus Sunday talk shows

D Smoke is scheduled to perform at "Grand Park & The Music Center's 4th of July Block Party" on KABC.
(Pico Shaw /KABC)

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California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Chef Michael Symon shares grilling tips, tricks and cookout recipes. Also, grilled marinated flank steak and nectarine crumble recipes are featured. 8 p.m. CW

The Zoo (N) 8 p.m. Animal Planet

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted In the first of two new episodes, chef Ramsay travels to Alaska to learn about survival and Alaskan cuisine. Then he visits the West Sumatra highlands and learns about Padang-style cooking. 9 and 10 p.m. National Geographic


UFOs Over America Investigators discuss the history of U.S. presidents and the UFO phenomenon. 8 p.m. Travel


A Boston Pops Salute To Our Heroes This special pays tribute to the frontline workers in many fields and honors those who have lost their lives during the current health crisis. 5, 8 and 11 p.m. Bloomberg

CNN’s the Fourth in America Don Lemon and Dana Bash anchor CNN’s special coverage of the Fourth of July. 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. CNN

Grand Park & The Music Center’s 4th of July Block Party: Home Edition The eighth annual event featuring local artists celebrating Independence Day is hosted by Coleen Sullivan, along with Adrienne Alpert, Sophie Flay, Ashley Mackey and Eric Resendiz. Scheduled performers include D Smoke; San Cha; Ginger Root and dancehall newcomer Amindi. 7 p.m. ABC

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Black Eyed Peas, John Legend Tim McGraw and others are scheduled to perform. Also featured is a performance by national Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. 8 and 10 p.m. NBC

A Capitol Fourth A concert celebrating America’s 244th birthday pays tribute to first responders and essential workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, Black heroes and wounded warriors. 8 and 9:30 p.m. KOCE; 11 p.m. KCET

Big Bay Boom: Salute to Heroes This new event pays tribute to the heroes who make America special, Kathleen Bade and Raoul Martinez host, 9 p.m. CW. An extended encore of the fireworks follows at 9:30.



Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Morning America Party planning tips with style expert Lori Bergamotto. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

Frank Buckley Interviews 100th episode; author Alan Zweibel. (N) 8:30 p.m. KTLA


CBS News Sunday Morning (N) 6 a.m. KCBS

Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC

State of the Union With Jake Tapper FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn. Mayor Steve Adler (D-Austin). Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.). Senator and author Joni Ernst (R- Iowa) (“Daughter of the Heartland: My Ode to the Country that Raised Me”). Anchor: Dana Bash. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

Fareed Zakaria GPS Race relations in America: Co-author Annette Gordon-Reed (“Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination”). Author Tim Naftali (“Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism”). Countries that have managed the COVID-19 pandemic the best: Frank Fukuyama, Stanford. The nature of humanity: Author Rutger Bregman (“Humankind: A Hopeful History”). (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). Author Gordon Chang (“Nuclear Showdown”). (N) 7 a.m. FNC

Face the Nation Mayor Sylvester Turner (D-Houston). Mayor Carlos Giménez (R-Miami-Dade County). Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Author and former national security advisor John Bolton (“The Room Where It Happened”). Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics. Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor. (N) 7:30 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.). Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.). Former national security advisor Susan Rice. Dr. Nahid Bhadelia. Panel: Peter Alexander; Jeh Johnson; Danielle Pletka. (N) 8 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. KNBC; 5 p.m. and 1 a.m. MSNBC

This Week With George Stephanopoulos COVID-19 and the government’s response: FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn. COVID-19 hot spots: Mayor Kate Gallego (D-Phoenix, Ariz.); Mayor Francis Suarez (R-Miami); Judge Lina Hidalgo, Harris County, Texas. COVID-19: Tom Bossert; Dr. Patrice Harris. Panel: Matthew Dowd; Terry Moran; Julie Pace; Rachel Scott. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.). Sec. of Labor Eugene Scalia. Dr. Ashish Jha, Harvard Global Health Institute. Panel: Jason Chaffetz; Susan Page, USA Today; Charles Hurt, the Washington Times. Guest anchor Mike Emanuel. (N) 8 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m., 4 and 11 p.m. FNC

Reliable Sources With Brian Stelter Covering the pandemic and battling misinformation in states experiencing spikes: Kathy Tulumello, the Arizona Republic; Steve Riley, Houston Chronicle; Mindy Marques Gonzalez, Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. Is the White House keeping coronavirus task force experts off the air: Seema Yasmin. Mary Trump’s legal battle to publish her tell-all book: Ted Boutrous, attorney for Mary Trump. Tucker Carlson hits a ratings record amid chatter about his political ambitions: Alex Thompson, Politico. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz (N) 8 a.m. FNC

60 Minutes Impact of the water crisis on children in Flint, Mich.; architect Chris Downey. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

60 Minutes South African gold miners work in some of the world’s deepest mines; falconer Lauren McGough. (N) 8 p.m. KCBS


1776 William Daniels, Howard da Silva and Ken Howard star as John Adams, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson in this historically based 1972 musical. Blythe Danner also stars. 11:30 a.m. TCM

Midway This 2019 combat epic about the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II, stars Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson and Darren Criss. 8 p.m. HBO

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark While fleeing a bully, three teenagers hide in a local “haunted house,” where they stumble across a secret room that contains a book of horror stories. As new tales begin to appear in the book, the teens and people in their lives are drawn into the chilling action. Zoe Colletti, Gabriel Rush and Austin Abrams star as the kids, with Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint and Matt Smith cast as adult in director Andr Ovredal‘s 2019 adaptation of a juvenile book series by Alvin Schwartz. 9 p.m. Showtime

King Kong (2005) 8:50 a.m. Showtime

There’s Something About Mary (1998) 9 a.m. Freeform

Independence Day-saster (2013) 9:30 a.m. Syfy

Creed II (2018) 9:40 a.m. Epix

The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) 9:57 a.m. HBO

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003) 11 a.m. Lifetime

Stand by Me (1986) 11 a.m. POP

The Impossible (2012) 11 a.m. TMC

The Mask of Zorro (1998) 11:55 a.m. Epix

Wanted (2008) Noon A&E

Pure Country (1992) Noon CMT; 9 p.m. CMT

Top Gun (1986) Noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30 p.m. Paramount

Fright Night (2011) Noon Showtime

Almost Famous (2000) 1 p.m. TMC

Backdraft (1991) 1:02 p.m. Cinemax

Logan (2017) 1:30 p.m. FX

Friday (1995) 2 p.m. VH1

Smokey and the Bandit (1977) 2:15 p.m. IFC

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) 2:30 p.m. TCM

Ferdinand (2017) 3 p.m. FXX

Cop Land (1997) 3:05 p.m. TMC

Ice Age (2002) 3:28 p.m. Starz

The Bourne Identity (2002) 3:30 p.m. Syfy

13 Going on 30 (2004) 3:50 p.m. Encore

Glory (1989) 4 p.m. OWN

Saving Private Ryan (1998) 4:15 p.m. TNT

Charlie’s Angels (2000) 4:30 p.m. Epix

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) 5 p.m. BET

The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 5 p.m. MLB

The Music Man (1962) 5 p.m. TCM

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) 5:30 p.m. FXX

Flags of Our Fathers (2006) 5:40 p.m. HBO

Urban Cowboy (1980) 6 p.m. CMT

Face/Off (1997) 6 p.m. Ovation

Gladiator (2000) 6 and 9:30 p.m. Sundance

The Bourne Supremacy (2004) 6 p.m. Syfy

Hellboy (2004) 6:56 p.m. Starz

Iron Man 3 (2013) 7 p.m. FX

Bye Bye Birdie (1963) 7:45 p.m. TCM

Boyz N the Hood (1991) 8 p.m. BET

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (2011) 8 p.m. Epix

The Secret Life of Pets (2016) 8 and 10 p.m. FXX

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 8 p.m. TBS

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) 8 p.m. TNT

Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) 8 p.m. VH1

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) 8:25 p.m. Syfy

The Mask (1994) 9 p.m. Encore

Dawn of the Dead (2004) 9 p.m. TMC

Double Jeopardy (1999) 9:30 p.m. Ovation

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) 10 p.m. FX

Mission: Impossible — Fallout (2018) 10:15 p.m. Epix

White Men Can’t Jump (1992) 10:30 p.m. VH1

Three Came Home (1950) 10:35 p.m. KVCR

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 10:44 p.m. Encore

The Statue of Liberty (1985) 11 p.m. KPBS

The Shining (1980) 11 p.m. Showtime

On the Town (1949) 11:30 p.m. TCM

Movies on TV this week: Sunday, July 5: “The Seventh Seal” on TCM; “Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” and more

TV Listings for the week of June 5, 2020 in PDF format

Michael Strahan, right, interviews Former President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 3, 2021.


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