Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence airs June 28th
This special features four celebrations of independence, diversity, and food traditions in America.
On the fourth of July at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, a number of immigrants are sworn in and become citizens of the United States for the first time. Lidia then heads to Texas and participates in a Juneteenth celebration in Galveston with actress Anna Deavere Smith. Lidia spends a day with Jacques Pepin and learns all about Bastille Day, and Martha Wainwright joins them to sing beautiful French songs. Finally, Lidia celebrates Philippine Independence Day with hilarious comedian and actor Alec Mapa, and famed opera singer Renne Fleming concludes the program with her rendition of “America the Beautiful.”
Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence premieres on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).
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