Wednesday July 4, 2007
9:00 PM 1.0 NBC SPECIALS
MACY'S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR 2007
NBC LIGHTS UP THE NIGHT AS THEY CELEBRATE -- The Nations 231st birthday extravaganza with performances by superstar Martina McBride, �American Idol� winner Jordin Sparks, American Idol contestants Blake Lewis and Melinda Doolittle and Joss Stone on the live broadcast of the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks� Spectacular. Hosted by Natalie Morales, NBC�s Today National Correspondent and Tiki Barber, Today Correspondent. The country's largest Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza will feature nearly 35,000 brilliant shells exploding over New York City set to a sweeping original medley performed by The New York Pops. Over 1,000 pyrotechnic shells are fired every minute, when the first shells explode and begin their choreographed pyrotechnic dance.