ABC, CBS and NBC will not show Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' on the Fourth of July
TV networks snub Trump's 'Salute to America' saying they WON'T show it instead of Jeopardy! and nightly newscasts but you can catch it on C-Span. ABC, CBS and NBC will not show Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' on the Fourth of July instead of their nightly newscasts
Trump touted his 'Salute to America' as being 'like no other' and plans to give a speech at the Lincoln Memorial as he shows off the US military's might
TV networks have snubbed Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' on the Fourth of July, saying they won't show the event instead of Jeopardy! and their nightly newscasts, DailyMail.com has confirmed.
ABC, CBS and NBC will not cover the spectacle in full on their evening programs but will air the Independence Day celebration on their respective online and app streaming platforms.
MSNBC also won't cover the event live but might show clips during its newscast. CNN hasn't commented on its plans for the hour-long event at the National Mall.
Meanwhile, Fox News will have a two-hour special on the event and C-SPAN will air it live starting at 6.15pm.
Trump has touted his 'Salute to America' as being 'like no other' and plans to give a speech at the Lincoln Memorial as he shows off the US military's might.
ABC decided to carry on with its regular programming of World News Tonight with David Muir and Jeopardy! instead of airing the event live.
NBC will have on NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt and Extra during the time slot and CBS will run its nightly newscast and Inside Edition.
On Tuesday, it was announced Washington D.C.'s Reagan National Airport will be briefly shut down on Thursday in order to accommodate Trump's 'biggest fireworks ever', as he adds extra touches to this year's event.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Tuesday that flights would be grounded from National during the flypast featuring Air Force One, the Blue Angels - the US Navy's flight demonstration squadron - and other military planes from 6.15pm to 7.15pm.
It will also ground flights again from 9pm to 9.45pm when the fireworks kick off.
In past years, operations weren't suspended because there weren't flyovers and the fireworks were in another location, CNN reported.
The launch area for the fireworks, which is usually near the Lincoln Memorial, had to be moved so Trump could give his speech in front of the monument.
The fireworks display will be twice as long as those in the past and include new elements - such as a massive American flag and the words 'U.S.A.' spelled out in the sky.
Bands will play and the president will give a speech before the Lincoln Memorial.