The National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jack Everly at a “Capitol Fourth” concert and PBS telecast. Photo: Capitol Concerts.

On Tuesday’s (7/4) WTTW (Chicago), Daniel Hautzinger writes, “For 43 years, PBS has broadcast an Independence Day celebration from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., featuring fireworks and performances by bands, artists, and Broadway stars. Meet the performers of this year’s ‘A Capitol Fourth,’ which airs on WTTW Tuesday, July 4 at 7:00 pm, with a repeat immediately following at 8:32 pm. It will also be available to stream for a limited time on the PBS Video App…. Washington, D.C.’s National Symphony Orchestra is a mainstay of ‘A Capitol Fourth,’ as is pops conductor Jack Everly.” The article lists performers including host Alfonso Ribeiro, Renée Fleming, rock band Chicago, Boyz II Men, Belinda Carlisle, Babyface, Maddie & Tae, Charles Esten, Broadway’s Ruthie Ann Miles and Adrienne Warren, the Broadway cast of “A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical,” and three NASA astronauts.