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July 3, 1992 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Guess which were the highest-rated PBS music shows over the last three years. They weren't the star-spangled "Boston Pops Fourth," "Pavarotti Live From Lincoln Center" or "New Year's Celebration From Vienna." They were concerts broadcast live from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Memorial Day and July the Fourth.
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July 3, 1992 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Guess which were the highest-rated PBS music shows over the last three years. They weren't the star-spangled "Boston Pops Fourth," "Pavarotti Live From Lincoln Center" or "New Year's Celebration From Vienna." They were concerts broadcast live from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Memorial Day and July the Fourth.
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May 25, 2007 | From the Washington Post
For actor Joe Mantegna, co-hosting the annual National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol "has changed my perspective of this whole holiday." "It's a part of the process of what the day should be about, a coming together in remembrance and healing," said Mantegna, who has been involved with the concert since 2002. It airs on PBS at 8 p.m.
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July 4, 2008 | Kathy Blumenstock, Washington Post
Jimmy Smits has participated in PBS' Fourth of July concert before, but he will host for the first time tonight. Smits, whose work includes roles on "The West Wing" and "NYPD Blue," said being present on the Mall for the event "takes your breath away." "You have all the monuments, and the orchestra, you've got cannon batteries and fireworks, and it gives you goose bumps," he said.
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May 25, 1997 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday "National Memorial Day Concert" / 8 p.m. KCET The 80th anniversary of World War I is commemorated in this year's salute to the men and women who have served their country. Executive producer Jerry Colbert says, "I hope people will focus on the wartime losses and sacrifices that were made ... " Actor Ossie Davis (a World War II veteran) hosts the telecast, which includes readings and performances by Tony Danza, James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Sylvia McNair and Martina McBride.
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July 3, 2002 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first Independence Day since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will certainly be one of the most security-conscious in recent memory, with those repercussions to be felt by a few of the more than a dozen televised events planned to commemorate the holiday, running from early morning till well into the evening. For the first time in its history, those attending PBS' "Capitol Fourth 2002" celebration, which will be telecast Thursday from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
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January 12, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences/UCLA Contemporary Documentary series continues Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Melnitz with Jerry Colbert's "Sister Adrian: The Mother Teresa of Scranton"; Dick Young's "Never Too Old"; David Thompson and Dr. Paul Kueferle's "The Fourth Stage," and Lee Grant's "What Sex Am I?"
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May 24, 1998 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday "Fear and Favor in the Newsroom" / 2 p.m. KCET Any aspiring journalists out there? Perhaps this documentary will push you toward a definitive decision. "Fear and Favor," narrated by author Studs Turkel, features interviews with reporters whose work was at odds with the vested interests of their respective organizations. At 3 p.m., "Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press" profiles the "incorruptible" muckraker who covered top stories of the 20th century. **** "Kidnap!"
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July 4, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
PBS' "A Capitol Fourth" spectacular from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. "There wasn't a national birthday party and I thought, 'Why not?' " recalls executive producer Jerry Colbert. "So I thought let's do [a party] for the nation. It's such a beautiful setting." The first concert consisted of one guest star, Pearl Bailey, performing with the National Symphony Orchestra.
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May 30, 1993 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Memorial Day may be viewed by many as the beginning of the summer movie season, the running of the Indy 500 or just a chance for a three-day weekend. But for many it is a time to remember those who have died in the service of this country. This year, nearly 400,000 people are expected to gather on the steps of the U.S. Capitol for the live broadcast of the fourth annual "National Memorial Day Concert." "The concert is not praising or exulting war," insists host E.G.
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October 11, 2009 | Scott Collins
Consider, if you will, the humble diving beetle. It's not a particularly glamorous creature, with its six legs and hard exoskeleton. A living being further removed from the distractions of show business could not be found, or so you might think until you run across the name of one recently discovered species: Agaporomorphus colberti . Yes, Stephen Colbert, the endlessly mocking and jibing host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," has...
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