4th of July TV

4th-of-July TV: Big crowds, big voices, big deal

On July 4, people suddenly remember the joys of musical television. From New York and Washington, D.C., we get music and then fireworks. Here's the story I sent to papers, focusing on Broadway/TV star Megan Hilty and "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery.


Each July 4, TV pumps up the volume. It
has big crowds, big orchestras, big voices.