Presented by Tunnel to Towers and Prevagen, FNC’s Proud American Series will Begin on Sunday, July 2nd through 4th
Independence Day Primetime Special Helmed by Various FNC Personalities to Feature Stories of American Patriotism and Heroism
NEW YORK – June 27, 2023 – FOX News Media will showcase its signature Proud American franchise series in honor of Independence Day with an array of patriotic-themed programming. Presented by Tunnel to Towers and Prevagen, the special programming will begin on Sunday, July 2 through Tuesday July 4 and feature Proud American segments across the FOX News Media platforms.
FNC’s signature morning show franchise FOX & Friends will lead coverage throughout the holiday weekend live from FOX Square in midtown Manhattan. Kicking off on Sunday, July 2, FOX & Friends Weekend (weekends, 6-10 AM/ET), co-hosts Will Cain and Rachel Campos-Duffy will be joined by veteran and author of FOX News Books’ new title Unbroken Bonds of Battle Johnny Joey Jones to helm special patriotic-themed coverage. On Tuesday, July 4th, the trio will co-host FOX & Friends (weekdays, 6-9 AM/ET), featuring interviews with members of the military, including retired Navy Seal and co-founder of Legacy Expeditions, Mike Sarraille. Army veteran and barbecue seasoning business owner Jason Murff will also join the plaza for a live grilling demo. Additionally, musical artist Katie Linendoll will perform her hit song “Your Hands” live on the Square.
Throughout the special coverage, FOX Nation’s Abby Hornacek will report live from Provo, Utah where she will cover the holiday festivities, including local rodeos, Independence Day festivals, and the town’s iconic grand parade.
For the main event, FNC will present a two-hour live special entitled, A Big Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4 from 8PM-10PM/ET. The program will be co-hosted by FOX News Congressional Correspondent Aishah Hasnie, Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones, FOX & Friends First’s Carley Shimkus, and FOX Across America’s Jimmy Failla with correspondent Alexis McAdams reporting live from the top of the Empire State Building. The special will include live fireworks from New York City and Washington, D.C., along with patriotic musical performances, and themed packages highlighting stories of American freedom.
On Tuesday evening from 10PM-11PM/ET, the network will present Home of the Brave. Hosted by FOX & Friends Weekend co-host and retired Army Infantry Captain Pete Hegseth, the program will feature FOX News personalities as they spotlight those influential figures who have made them proud to be Americans. Contributing throughout the hour will be correspondent Benjamin Hall, The Story’s Martha MacCallum, Cross Country’s Lawrence Jones, Outnumbered Co-Host Emily Compagno, and former Staff Sergeant Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones.
FOX News Audio will also present three, one-hour specials to celebrate the 4th of July. The specials, entitled The Brian Kilmeade Show: Education in America, FOX Across America with Jimmy Failla: The Politics of Comedy and FOX News Rundown: America’s Crime Crisis, will be available for download on Tuesday, June 27 to the FOX Radio Affiliate Network. In addition, each special will also be available as podcasts on Apple Podcasts subscription channel FOX News Podcasts+. This platform offers exclusive content along with commercial-free episodes of the FOX News Podcasts portfolio.
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