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Originally published Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 5:30 AM

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Thursday TV Picks: Lake Union fireworks on KIRO

TV picks for Thursday, July 4, 2013, include fireworks from “Seafair Summer Fourth” on KIRO, “A Capitol Fourth” on KCTS and “Philly 4th of July Jam” on VH1.

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‘Seafair Summer Fourth’

You can celebrate our nation’s independence with live coverage of Seattle’s Fourth of July celebration from Gas Works Park. 9:01 p.m. Thursday on KIRO (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Thursday

“2013 Hot Dog Eating Contest,” 10 a.m. (ESPN): At Coney Island, N.Y.

“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” 8 p.m. (NBC): Starbursts blaze above the Big Apple; Nick Cannon hosts; performers include Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw.

“A Capitol Fourth,” 8 p.m. (KCTS): Tom Bergeron hosts a celebration of the nation’s independence. Performers include Barry Manilow, Candice Glover, Scotty McCreery, Darren Criss, Jackie Evancho and Megan Hilty.

“National Treasure” (2004), 8 p.m. (ABC Family): An adventurer must steal the Declaration of Independence and use its hidden map to find a legendary fortune.

“Philly 4th of July Jam,” 8 p.m. (VH1): Fireworks and musical performances; performers include the Roots, John Mayer, Jill Scott, Demi Lovato, Ne-Yo, Grace Potter and J. Cole.

“1776” (1972), 10:30 p.m. (TCM): John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson lead the way to the Colonies’ Declaration of Independence.

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