Tuesday, July 4, 8 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. on WHRO TV 15

This July 4th, A CAPITOL FOURTH welcomes iconic actor and television host Alfonso Ribeiro to lead the 43rd annual edition of America’s national Independence Day celebration on PBS.  Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the celebration will air on PBS and stream on www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and YouTube on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. ET.  The top-rated, award-winning program puts viewers front and center for America’s biggest birthday party with the greatest display of fireworks in the U.S.A. lighting up our nation’s iconic skyline captured by twenty cameras positioned around the city. 

Featuring LIVE Performances by Chicago, Boyz II Men, Belinda Carlisle, Babyface, Renée Fleming, Maddie & Tae, Charles Esten, Adrienne Warren, Ruthie Ann Miles, the Broadway cast of A Beautiful Noise, the Neil Diamond Musical,The Muppets of SESAME STREET and the National Symphony Orchestra - Plus Special Tributes to Our Service Members and America’s Nurses and a Special Message from NASA Astronauts aboard the International Space Station!

“Hosting this year's A CAPITOL FOURTH is truly an honor,” said Ribeiro.  “The 4th of July is America's birthday and it means a lot to me to be able to celebrate along with my family at our nation's Capitol! So many great performers have appeared over the show's 43 years.  I’m honored and excited that I get to carry on the tradition this year as your host."