Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom
Explores 13 major American holidays and gatherings: the history, folklore and rituals that have become central to those events. Special attention is paid to different ethnic groups and how they brought their own traditions to the occasions.
Independence Day (#111) Duration: 25:44 TVG
Every year on the 4th of July the United States of America celebrates Independence Day. Communities from coast to coast commemorate the day in 1776 when the Continental Congress proclaimed America's freedom from British rule. Join Burt Wolf for a fascinating trip to Boston where the American Revolution began, witness the spot where the Declaration of Independence was first read to the citizens of Boston, discover why the town of Gloucester thinks its parade is horrible, and enjoy one of the best firework shows in the world.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Jun 30, 2013 -- 1:30pm email reminder
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Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.