Media Advisory For PBS’ 39th Annual A CAPITOL FOURTH Hosted By John Stamos!
Nimmi Singh: cell (971) 227-5487
Kristina Hallman: cell (202) 361-7090 (On-site contact)
Carol Marshall: cell (213) 598-5888 (On-site contact)
Press Web Site: www.pbs.org/pressroom
Web Site: www.pbs.org/capitolfourth
PLEASE NOTE: A CAPITOL FOURTH IS UNAFFILIATED WITH ANY OTHER JULY 4TH EVENT
MEDIA ONLY OPEN REHEARSAL SCHEDULE AND LIVE FEEDS
FOR PBS’ 39TH ANNUAL A CAPITOL FOURTH HOSTED BY JOHN STAMOS!
Live from the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building with
Carole King and the Broadway Cast of Beautiful starring Vanessa Carlton,
a 50th Anniversary Tribute to Sesame Street, Gone West featuring Colbie Caillat, Lindsey Stirling,
Keala Settle, Vanessa Williams, Lee Brice, Yolanda Adams, Laine Hardy, Laura Osnes,
The O’Jays, Angelica Hale, Maelyn Jarmon and the National Symphony Orchestra
WHAT: Open dress rehearsals for accredited media of A Capitol Fourth Concert.
Note: The concert will be broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from
8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET (check local listings).
WHEN: WED, July 3 TALENT REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (subject to change):
9:00A – 9:20A Maelyn Jarmon
9:30A – 10:10 Lindsey Stirling
10:10A – 10:30A Laine Hardy
10:30A – 11:00A Angelica Hale
11:00A – 11:40A The O’Jays
11:40A – 12:40P Sesame Street with John Stamos
2:00P – 2:30P Gone West
2:30P – 3:10P John Stamos
3:10P – 3:50P Musicorps with John Stamos
4:00P – 4:25P Yolanda Adams
4:25P – 5:00P Keala Settle
5:30P – 5:50P Laura Osnes
5:50 P – 6:20P Vanessa Williams
8:00P - 10:30P FULL CONCERT DRESS REHEARSAL (see below for live feed info)
** CLOSED SET TUESDAY, JULY 2 AND THURSDAY JULY 4: NO MEDIA ACCESS **
WHERE: U.S. CAPITOL, WEST LAWN, IN FRONT OF THE STAGE.
ADMISSION: Admission is based on current, valid press credentials; call for information about on-site parking for media trucks.
LIVE FEED: Pool members – CNN, CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC – are invited to use the live program feed available at Verizon’s AVOC pool switch Source Port #5 by calling the ABC (pool chair) assignment desk at 202-222-7700 The feed will be available in HD 1080i on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 20:00 - 22:30 EDT (full dress rehearsal) and Thursday, July 4, 2019 20:00 - 21:30 EDT (live broadcast). All media are welcome to receive the live broadcast of the concert on PBS’s Digital Clear Feed which can be found on SES-3, C-Band Transponder 20 located at 103 degrees West Longitude. This service is an unencrypted digital clear feed with both a HD 1080i PID and a Standard Def. PID. (The digital IRD setup parameters follow on page two of this advisory.)
CREDIT: The maximum footage allowed for use is 3 minutes and the video credit which must be chyroned while footage is broadcast is A Capitol Fourth/PBS.
CONTACT: Technical contact for all other information and for assistance on site is:
Tad Scripter/Capital Concerts
Cell phone: (818) 903-5711
The PBS digital clear feed can be received by readily-available digital consumer receivers. The feed is on Transponder 20 of the AMC-1 satellite located at 103 degrees West Longitude.
Technical parameters of the feed are:
SES-3, 103 degrees West Longitude
C-Band Transponder 20 (Vertical polarization)
DVB-S QPSK modulation
Carrier Center Frequency: 4091 Mhz (1059 Mhz L-Band)
Symbol rate: 14.028731 Msps
FEC rate: ¾
Data rate = 19,392,658
The feed is MCPC with two services:
1. High Definition Service: MPEG Service # 3
49 (decimal) / 31 (hex)
52 (decimal) / 34 (hex)
MPEG (Main Pgm L+R)
53 (decimal) / 35 (hex)
54 (decimal) / 36 (hex)
55 (decimal) / 37 (hex)
Dolby AC-3 2.0/5.1 (Main Pgm)
608 & 708
2. Standard Definition Service: MPEG Service # 11
177 (decimal) / B1 (hex)
180 (decimal) / B4 (hex)
MPEG (Main Pgm L+R)
181 (decimal) / B5 (hex)
MPEG (L – DVI; R – SAP)
608 & 708
For additional assistance call: 877.727.4144, or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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