Picks and Pans Review: Fri., July 4, 8-11 P.m. Et

updated 07/07/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/07/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Whitney Houston, the Boston Pops, John Denver, Melissa Manchester, Johnny Cash and Manilow perform. Then comes the big bang, those 40,000 fireworks. And Sam Waterston recites Henry David Thoreau's essay on civil disobedience.
Sat., July 5, 8-10 p.m. ET
The New York Philharmonic plays Central Park.

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