Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4th TV

From MSN:
"July 4th staycation? Here's your TV viewing guide"

Television will have plenty of fireworks and fanfare to mark the Fourth of July holiday. So forget the beach and barbecue: Put on your summer relaxation gear and park yourself in front of a screen with this Independence Day viewing guide.

Tuesday, July 4:

SyFy: The Twilight Zone marathon. The 31-hour event begins at midnight ET/PT Monday with “Hocus Pocus and Frisby,” a 1962 episode. Settle in for a long ride until 7 a.m. July 5.
E!: Independence Day marathon.  This 1996 sci-fi action movie won the Oscar for visual effects. See Will Smith’s Capt. Steven Hiller take on aliens, over and over again, for a 24-hour stretch starting at 6 a.m. ET/PT. 

History: America, the Story of Us marathon. For an intense course in U.S. history, tune in for a 12-hour lesson starting at 7 a.m. ET/PT. Travel through time learning about early European settlers and more recent events such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

TCM: The lineup says it all: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), 8 ET/5 PT ;  1776 (1972), 10:15 ET/7:15 PT; The Music Man (1962), 1:15 a.m. ET/10:15 PT);  Miss Firecracker (1989), 4 a.m. ET/1 PT.

HBO: The Words That Built America.  Actors including Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro and political leaders, such as President Trump  and former President Obama, are among the high-profile figures brought together by filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi to read the documents that formed the basis of democracy in the USA. Listen to the words of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. 7 ET/PT

PBS: A Capitol Fourth. John Stamos hosts this year’s event in Washington, D.C., which includes performances by The Blues Brothers, The Beach Boys, Trace Adkins, Yolanda Adams, Laura Osnes and Kellie Pickler. 8 ET  live/PT delayed; streaming live at Facebook Live and pbs.org.

NBC: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow and Charlie Puth join Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and Hailee Steinfeld in  New York. Part of the spectacle always is the pyrotechnic show over the East River.  8 ET live/PT delayed.

^ I deleted the movies that already aired on July 1st-3rd. ^


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