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In Performance at the White House: The Congressional Picnic

The best of Broadway comes to the White House in an evening of true Americana for "In Performance at the White House: The Congressional Picnic." The program airs Sunday, September 4, 2005, at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. (Check local listings.) President and Mrs. Bush welcome Broadway legend Shirley Jones, soprano Harolyn Blackwell, teenage dance sensation Cartier Williams and actor, singer and recording artist Tom Wopat -- the host for the program -- for the latest in a nearly three decades-long series of PBS specials from the White House. Taped June 15, the one-hour program also encompasses a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations for the 2005 Congressional Picnic.

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Soprano Harolyn Blackwell performs Broadway classics in an evening of true Americana for “In Performance at the White House: The Congressional Picnic.”

Credit: Cable Risdon

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Broadway legend Shirley Jones, soprano Harolyn Blackwell and actor, singer and recording artist Tom Wopat -- the host for the program -- bring the best of Broadway to the White House in an evening of true Americana for “In Performance at the White House: The Congressional Picnic.”

Credit: Cable Risdon

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