GREAT PERFORMANCES

Program Details
Air Time: 
09/14/2014 - 4:00am - 5:59am
Program Title: 
STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR: BICENTENNIAL OF OUR NAT
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/
PSIP Description: 
A star-studded line-up of entertainers celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.
Long Description: 
This program is a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the penning of the country's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." It features a star-studded line-up of musical performances representing a wide variety of musical genres, historical vignettes and an extraordinary fireworks display. The show is broadcast live from the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The special features a diverse line-up of entertainers paying tribute to our nation's ideals in a thrilling and inspiring concert at the Pier Six Pavilion. The Baltimore harbor, replete with tall ships and naval vessels serves as a stunning backdrop. The program also includes ceremonial activities at Fort McHenry, historical highlights and a dramatic fireworks crescendo.