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Thursday TV Picks: Lake Union fireworks on KIRO

‘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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