A Capitol Fourth

John Williams Lights Up July Fourth

Clip: Season 2003 | 2m 8s

At this year’s “A Capitol Fourth,” legendary composer and conductor John Williams will lead the National Symphony Orchestra in an inspiring performance of his Oscar-nominated original score to the film “Lincoln.” Here he is receiving the National Artistic Achievement Award, honoring his lifetime contribution as one of America’s greatest musical voices.

Aired: 07/03/03

Rating: NR

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