On Independence Day, CNN will host a primetime special that showcases musical performances from U.S. military bands, iconic singers, and Broadway performers.
The July 4th primetime special, titled “The Fourth in America,” “will honor our fellow Americans who defend our freedoms, demand equality for all, and are working on the front lines to protect us from the spread of the coronavirus,” CNN said in a statement.
The special will feature musical performances by Jewel, Martina McBride, Billy Ray Cyrus and Carlos Santana.
Barry Manilow, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, The O’Jays, Don McLean, and many others are also set to perform.
Orchestral performances during the special include the “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band.
CNN’s Don Lemon and Dana Bash will co-anchor the special event, with Lemon in New York City and Bash in Washington, D.C.
In addition to New York and D.C., the special will highlight firework shows in Jacksonville, Florida; Houston, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee.
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