CNN’s Fourth In America Special Featuring Chicago

Anchored by CNN’s Dana Bash, Don Lemon, Victor Blackwell and Ana Cabrera on Sunday, July 4 starting 7pmET

Celebrate the reopening of America and the 245TH anniversary of our nation’s independence with CNN’s Fourth in America Special, including musical performances and firework shows across the nation from 7pmET to XXamET. Join CNN Anchors Dana Bash and Don Lemon for East Coast, South and Midwest coverage, with Victor Blackwell and Ana Cabrera handling coverage for the Western U.S.

CNN’s Fourth in America Special will feature musical performances from Chicago, The Beach Boys with John Stamos, Bebe Rexha, Billy Ray Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, Blues Traveler, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida, Foreigner, Kool & the Gang, Nelly, REO Speedwagon, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Susanna Hoffs, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Trisha Yearwood and more.

The special will also include ensemble performances by The Harlem Gospel Choir, The United States Air Force Band, The United States Army Field Band, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, United States Navy Band, New York Youth Symphony, as well as music from The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Pacific Symphony, The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony.

Coast to coast firework shows will take place in cities across the country throughout the evening, including Washington, DC, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Nashville, Chicago, St. Louis, Austin, Houston, Addison, Texas, Pasadena, San Diego, and San Francisco.

CNN’s Fourth in America Special will stream live on’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android with a log-in to a cable provider. It can also be viewed on CNNgo (at on your desktop, smartphone, and iPad, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku and Samsung Smart TV). The special will also be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

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