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Summary:The second annual two-hour celebration of Independence Day. Originating under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the special includes highlights of Independence Day celebrations in other cities around the country. The fast-paced program combines the performances of celebrities around the country with a spectacular fireworks display. The special also helps launch the third year of Project Literacy U.S. (PLUS) and Youth/PLUS, a new "reading is fun" initiative directed at young people.