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What to watch and stream on 4th of July

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Prepare fireworks.

The 4th of July has arrived, and with it the heat wave is blowing across the country. If venturing outside is too hard, there is plenty to watch on TV while staying calm and celebrating Independence Day.

Here are a few suggestions.

“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” on NBC at 8 p.m.

After a dim show last year, this annual two-hour special is back with a star-studded lineup and hosts Ryan Eggold (“New Amsterdam”) and Renée Ellis Goldsberry (“Girls5eva”). Performances include the Jonas Brothers, One Republic, Coldplay and Reba McEntire. There will also be a light show featuring 350 drones, while the Jonas Brothers will perform their single, “Leave Before You Love Me”.

“Yellowstone,” Afternoon on Paramount Network

Because what’s more American than Kevin Costner in a cowboy hat and dysfunctional families? The epic saga about John Dutton (Costner), his ranch and his adult children Jamie (Wes Bentley), Beth (Kelly Reilly) and Kayce (Luke Grimes) is airing a marathon throughout the weekend, starting Sunday for Season 2. continues with.

“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” will include performances from the Jonas Brothers.
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independence day, hulu

America’s birthday could hardly have been without a 1996 blockbuster loaded with an all-star cast including Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum trying to save the world from extraterrestrial aliens.

“The Outer Banks,” Netflix

This lesser-known show is a hidden gem. Technically it’s not about American history or Independence Day, but it’s the TV equivalent of a summer day at the beach. It has a “West Side Story”/”Goonies”-type feel and is set in a town with various factions called the “Cooks” and “Pogs”—his own group of teenagers led by John B. (Chase Stokes). with, who becomes involved in a mystery involving the treasure.

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1975’s “Jaws.”
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“Jaws,” Peacock

A killer shark may not experience festivities, but Steven Spielberg’s classic 1975 thriller takes place over the 4th of July weekend as a killer shark terrorizes the (fictional) Long Island beachfront town of Amity. It is a story of man versus nature – starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw.

“National Parks: America’s Best Views,” Thirteen Passporthir

Ken Burns’ 2009 documentary series covers the history of the United States National Park System. Complete with sweeping views of nature, informative deep dives into the past, and narration from the likes of Tom Hanks and George Takei, this is a comprehensive look at a significant part of America that’s available to customers. PBS’ On-Demand Platform.

Jon Voight, Sean Bean, Nicolas Cage, Justin Bartha and Diane Kruger in 2004
Jon Voight, Sean Bean, Nicolas Cage, Justin Bartha and Diane Kruger in 2004’s “National Treasure.”
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“National Treasure,” Disney+

Nicolas Cage stars in this modern classic 2004 adventure film about historian Benjamin Francine Gates (Cage) and his attempts to steal the Declaration of Independence to decode a secret treasure map on the back. It’s the perfect time to rewatch the movie, as there’s a “National Treasure” TV series coming to Disney+.

“Underground Railroad,” Amazon

Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins takes on this modern American classic novel His tour de force is – a study of American history and a decidedly modern-real fantasy that envisions the nominal rail network of abolitionists as a literal train ridden by formerly enslaved hero Cora (Thusso Mbedu).


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