Friday’s TV Highlights: ‘A Capitol Fourth’ on PBS

Jack Everly will conduct the National Symphony Orchestra in “A Capitol Fourth” on PBS.
Independence Day celebrations from Washington, D.C., on “A Capitol Fourth” on PBS. Jack Everly conducts the National Symphony Orchestra.

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The 4th of July Parade Live from Huntington Beach, the largest Independence Day parade west of the Mississippi, hosted by David Ono and Ellen Leyva. 10 a.m. ABC

3,2,1 Fireworks This new special offers a tour of preparations for Washington, D.C.'s July Fourth celebration. 7:30 p.m. KOCE

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular The show lights up the skies above the Big Apple; scheduled performers include Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Lionel Richie, Enrique Iglesias and Zac Brown Band. Nick Cannon hosts. 8 and 10 p.m. NBC


A Capitol Fourth A celebration of the nation’s independence features the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jack Everly. Performers include Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt and Kelli O’Hara. 8 and 9:30 p.m. KOCE

Philly 4th of July Jam This new special features fireworks and performances from the Roots, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Aloe Blacc. 8 p.m. VH1

Big Bay Boom From downtown San Diego, the largest fireworks display west of the Mississippi. 8:30 p.m. KTLA

Manhattan Project: Beyond the Bomb This new special recalls the lives of the families of Los Alamos, N.M., and the scientists who developed the first atom bombs. 9 p.m. WGN A


CBS This Morning   (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Celebrating the Fourth; author Jay Barbree; Ed Sheeran performs; ticket to Hollywood. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA


Good Morning America Jason Derulo performs; author A.J. Jacobs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day L.A. Rachel Boston (“Witches of East End”); Tiffany Hines (“Devious Maids”). (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Watermelon cake; Nolan Ryan; Genevieve Gorder; Regis Philbin. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL

Live With Kelly and Michael Amy Brenneman; Caroline Rhea; Scott Conant (“Chopped”). (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The Doctors A self-proclaimed “food addict” gets an ominous glimpse into her potential future. 11 a.m. KCAL

The Talk Jerry Lewis. 1 p.m. KCBS

The Queen Latifah Show Patrick Duffy. 2 p.m. KCBS; 7 p.m. KCAL

The Dr. Oz Show Boosting energy and reversing the effects of aging. 2 p.m. KABC


Dr. Phil A woman was shot by her war-veteran husband, destroying her legs. 3 p.m. KCBS

Katie Sexual assault in the military; Shirley MacLaine; Alternatives for Girls. 3 p.m. KABC

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Rachel McAdams. 4 p.m. KNBC

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Fertility decline. (N) 10 p.m. KVCR

Tavis Smiley Authors Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi; Yuna. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; 11:30 p.m. KOCE; 1 a.m. KLCS

The Arsenio Hall Show Wayne Brady; Kym Whitley; J. Chris Newberg. 11:30 p.m. KTLA

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Channing Tatum; Joshua Topolsky; Julian McCullough. 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Martin Short; John Oliver; Spanish Gold performs. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Rapper Kanye West; football player Russell Wilson. 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Betty White; Brett Dalton. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Last Call With Carson Daly Diego Luna; Deap Vally performs. 1:37 a.m. KNBC


World Cup Soccer First quarterfinal: France vs. Germany, 8:30 a.m. ESPN2; Second quarterfinal: Brazil vs. Colombia, 12:30 p.m. ESPN.

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