Fireworks are only a remote control away today.
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The downtown Knoxville fireworks can be seen beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday on WBIR, Channel 10. The Knoxville Symphony will provide the backdrop for the event.
If you want to get out of the house, you can always navigate the crowds.
Taking time away from his duties as host of "Dancing with the Stars," Tom Bergeron leads "A Capitol Fourth" (8 p.m. PBS). The celebration takes place at the West Lawn of the Capitol. "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips performs.
Here's a combo you don't often see in the same sentence: Kenny Chesney and Katy Perry. But the two will perform — but not together — in the "Macy's July 4 Parade" (9 p.m. NBC). The spectacular comes to us live from New York City.
Jennifer Hudson lights up the "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" (10 p.m. CBS) with a performance. Michael Chiklis is the host of the event, which caps off with a light display to the "1812 Overture."
Not everything goes up in the sky and blows up Wednesday. Marathons are the networks' way of saying, "Hey, we're on vacation, too, and we don't care what you watch."
An all-day running of "The Twilight Zone" starts at 8 a.m. on SyFy. The black-and-white gems include such episodes as "To Serve Man" (at 10 p.m.) in which aliens come to Earth with seemingly good intentions.
If you among the few who aren't watching the new "Dallas," you can catch up with a marathon of the season to far, starting with the pilot episode at 5 p.m. on TNT. A new episode airs at 9 p.m.
Oxygen will run "America's Got Talent" from this season so far from noon to 8 p.m.
Terry Morrow may be reached at 865-342-6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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