A Capitol Fourth

Elmo Sings Happy Birthday America

Clip: Season 2011 | 1m 35s

Elmo, everyone's favorite Muppet from Sesame Street, sings Happy Birthday to America on a past "A Capitol Fourth" show. Maestro Erich Kunzel, who tragically passed away in 2009, conducted the concert for over twenty years.

Aired: 07/03/11

Rating: NR

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Host Your Own Viewing Party!

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Host Your Own Viewing Party!

This July 4th, join A Capitol Fourth in celebrating America’s 244th birthday by hosting your very own Viewing Party from home. Check out this party kit for lots of good ideas to celebrate safely with food, fun and of course, the greatest fireworks in the nation! Watch the concert live on PBS, online and Facebook.

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