COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Get ready central Ohio — NBC4 is celebrating this year’s Independence Day with a four-night television event on NBC4 and NBC4i.com.
For nearly four decades, NBC4 has brought the magic, excitement and patriotic pride of “Red, White & BOOM!” into your living room and this year, we are going big with our “Best of BOOM!” broadcast event.
Starting Wednesday, July 1 through Saturday, July 4, NBC4 will be airing nightly specials featuring the best fireworks shows over the course of 39 years of “Red, White & BOOM!” There will be different themes each night highlighting the best stories of central Ohio’s annual celebration. On July 4, the night will begin with NBC’s national broadcast of Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.
Here is the schedule:
7/1 – NBC4 Presents the Ford Oval of Honor
8:00 PM -9:00 PM – NBC4 anchors Colleen Marshall and Kerry Charles pay tribute to the Central Ohio men and women recognized by the Ford Oval of Honor. The Ford Oval of Honor has become a Red, White & BOOM! tradition and NBC4 is proud to share the stories of these common people among us who made the uncommon commitment to serve our country.
7/2 NBC4 Best of BOOM: The Stories
8:00 PM -9:00 PM – NBC4 takes a look back at some of the best stories we’ve shared through the years as part of Red, White & BOOM!
Thursday’s “Best of Boom!” will preempt NBC’s “Council of Dads.” CLICK HERE for the show’s latest episodes.
7/3 NBC4 Presents the BEST of BOOM! LIVE
8:00 PM -11:00 PM – NBC4 anchors Colleen Marshall and Kerry Charles take a walk down memory lane to remember the BEST of BOOM! Look back at the fun times we had along the riverfront and check-in with some old friends! We will air two of our fireworks shows from the last 39 years – in their entirety!
Friday’s “Best of Boom!” will preempt NBC’s “The Wall.” CLICK HERE for the show’s latest episodes.
7/4 Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC
8:00 PM -10:00 PM – NBC’s annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” returns for a dazzling night of fireworks and star-studded musical performances with a two-hour live special starting at 8 p.m. on NBC4. The broadcast event will follow a series of weeklong surprise displays of the iconic fireworks across all five of New York City’s boroughs.
NBC News’ “TODAY” anchor Craig Melvin will host the evening, which begins with a special performance by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. Black Eyed Peas, the Killers, Lady A, John Legend, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley will take the stage before the fireworks begin. Spectators in New York City and from coast-to-coast will have a front-row view to the unparalleled barrage of color, light and sound.
NBC4 Best of Boom: Celebrating Independence
10:00 PM -11:00 PM – NBC4’s Colleen Marshall and Kerry Charles share stories from Central Ohio heroes whose actions have allowed us to keep our independence. And, we share one more of our favorite Red, White & BOOM! fireworks displays!