1) “A Capitol Fourth,” 8 p.m., PBS, repeating at 9:30. For 42 years — even during the pandemic — this has delivered rousing music and big-deal fireworks (shown here). Now it’s back to live performances (with a limited crowd). Gospel great Yolanda Adams, will be there; so will Gloria Gaynor, whose 1978 “I Will Survive” fits the Covid era. Others include Darren Criss, Andy Grammer, Emily Bear and Loren Allred, who sang “Never Enough” for a lip-syncing actress in “The Greatest Showman.” Also, there’s a 65th-anniversary “West Side Story” medley.
2) More Fourth music. At 8 p.m., you can also catch music on NBC (Pitbull, Josh Groban, Lin-Manuel Miranda, more) or Fox News Channel (Lee Greenwood, Chris Janson, Kameron Marlowe)..At 10, CMT will be in Nashville for Old Dominion and the Nashville Symphony. Each of those will have fireworks; so will CNN, which has a Fourth special from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
3) “America the Beautiful,” any time, Disney+. Two years ago, this streamer released a version of Miranda’s “Hamilton” as a 4th of July bonus. Now it has another holiday treat – an ambitious, six-part documentary from National Geographic. Michael B. Jordan narrates.
4) “The Great American Tag Sale” and “The American Rescue Dog Show,” 8 and 9-11 p.m., ABC. A week before “The Bachelorette” arrives, ABC has some space to fill. It goes with reruns from May 25: The first has Martha Stewart holding a sort of garage sale for celebrities, neighbors and commonfolk. The second has rescue dogs getting offbeat awards.
5) Musical movies, Turner Classic Movies. After showing “1776”(1972) – appropriately — at 2:30 p.m. ET and “The Music Man” (1962) at 5:15, TCM switches to rock. “Jailhouse Rock” (1957), at 8 p.m ET., is considered one of the best of the often-shabby Elvis films. It’s followed by movies about Buddy Holly (1978) at 9:45 p.m. and Jerry Lee Lewis (1989) at 11:45.
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