Many of us will be checking out the Fourth of July fireworks but if for some reason you can’t get to a fireworks display near you let us at News Talk Florida help you out. You can watch the always popular PBS live coverage of a Capitol Fourth Celebration.

According to PBS this national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 242nd birthday, as A Capitol Fourth welcomes back Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos to host the festivities!

Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, this time-honored 38 year-tradition puts viewers front and center for America’s biggest birthday party with the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation lighting up the iconic D.C. skyline.

The country’s longest-running live national July 4 TV tradition will feature all-star musical performances by: multi-platinum selling music legend Jimmy Buffett with the Broadway cast of the new musical Escape To Margaritaville, making their first stop after Broadway at the U.S. Capitol before launching a national tour; ‘America’s Band,” the iconic multi-platinum selling music legends The Beach Boys; three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Pentatonix; multi-platinum pop singer and songwriter Andy Grammer; theatrical icon and one of Broadway’s greatest triple-threat talents Chita Rivera; legendary Motown stars The Temptations; acclaimed multi-platinum country music singer-songwriter and winner of the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Country Artist Luke Combs; country music star and American Idol alum Lauren Alaina; 12-time Grammy Award-winner and gospel legend CeCe Winans; internationally acclaimed Grammy award winning violinist Joshua Bell; and The Voice Season 14 finalist Kyla Jade; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.

Also you could check-out the Orlando fireworks and the annual Disney World celebration.

Disney World will live-stream “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” from Magic Kingdom on July 4.

The patriotic-themed show includes music and colorful displays on Cinderella Castle.

The broadcast begins at 9:10 p.m. ET.

The stream can be seen live by clicking here around 9 p.m. Disney Parks Blog minutes before the fireworks begin.

Disney’s official blog has hosted similar live streams in the past, including the New Year’s Eve fireworks at Magic Kingdom.

Off to New York, we go!

NBC (Channel 8 in Tampa and channel 2 Orlando) will broadcast the July Fourth fireworks, as per usual, and the televised program will kick off at 8 p.m. The fireworks themselves don’t actually start until about 9:25 p.m., so the hour and a half leading up to it will be full of talking heads doing their thing, and musical performances—Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin, and Keith Urban are among those scheduled to perform.

NBC will livestream the show on its app and website starting at 8 p.m., though you’ll need a cable provider’s information to watch. Also you can access the live streams from  NBC New YorkNYC: The Official Guide on Facebook


Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.