Tom Bergeron hosts a celebration and fireworks display honoring America's birthday, featuring Phillip Phillips; Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara; Megan Hilty; Javier Colon; Josh Turner; and Kool and the Gang. Apolo Anton Ohno leads an Olympic tribute to Team USA that features composer John Williams. The National Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Jack Everly, pays homage to Gene Kelly; and performs Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." From the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
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