CBS News has put together some special Fourth of July programming, making it easy to program Independence Day and the days leading up to it. Hosted by Gil Gross, the two-hour Independence Day Celebration will engross listeners with stunning and little-known facts about American independence:
— How the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock looking for beer
— Why Independence Day really should be celebrated on the 2nd of July
— Thomas Jefferson’s complicated relationship with Sally Hemings
— The bizarre meaning of the lyrics to Yankee Doodle.
There will also be features which will be available via the CBS Newsfeed site starting this Friday, June 29.