1) “A Capitol Fourth,” 8 p.m., PBS, rerunning at 9:30. Even without a live concert, the Memorial Day special was surprisingly good. It mixed brief reruns with gorgeous music numbers, taped in Washington and beyond. Now some of the same people – Renee Fleming, Trace Adkins (shown here at a previous concert) and Kelli O’Hara – perform again. Others include Patty LaBelle, John Fogerty, Vanessa Williams, Andy Grammer, Brantley Gilbert, Yolanda Adams, the Temptations and more. They’re on tape, but the closing fireworks are live.
2) “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” 8-10 p.m., NBC, repeating highlights from 10-11. The night opens with Amanda Gorman, the national youth poet laureate, and ends with fireworks – the brief bursts scattered in New York this week and then the live finale. In between is music from John Legend, Lady A, The Killers and Black Eyed Peas, plus country’s Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw.
3) Musicals. Turner Classic Movies has a musical day, with an Americana feel. There’s “1776” (1972) at 2:30 p.m. ET, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” (1942) at 5:30 (with James Cagney as performer/songwriter George M. Cohan), “The Music Man” (1962) at 8 and “Bye Bye Birdie” (1963) at 10:45. And those come one day after the triumphant “Hamilton” became available on Disney+.
4) “Washington,” 6 p.m. to midnight, History, with reruns to 4 a.m. Using ample re-enactments, this documentary shows George Washington as a failed young military leader (in one case lying about his failure) and a strong commander of the revolution. The channel also views world wars I and II, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. And movies? TNT has “Saving Private Ryan” (1998) at 4:15 p.m.; HBO has “Pearl Harbor” (2001) at 2:35 p.m., “Flag of Our Fathers” (2006) at 5:40. and “Midway” (2019) at 8.
5) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. This reruns Scarlett Johansson’s fifth turn as host – a fun one, because she had become engaged to Colin Jost, the show’s co-head writer and co-anchor of “Weekend Update.” Niall Horan was the music guest.