A Capitol Fourth

Countdown to the Fireworks

Clip: Season 2012 | 4m 59s

Bonfires and illuminations have been a central part of July Fourth since 1777. There is nothing like a fireworks display to bring out your patriotic spirit! Watch this video as we count down to A Capitol Fourth, July 4 at 8pm/ET, only on PBS.

Aired: 07/03/12

Rating: NR

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