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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 05/17/2012

PBS’s ‘Capitol Fourth’ gets a new host: Tom Bergeron

Tom Bergeron (Capital Concerts - PBS)
PBS confirmed that Tom Bergeron will be the new host of its annual July 4 telecast from Washington, “A Capitol Fourth.”

Jimmy Smits had hosting duties for the last few years.

Bergeron is, of course, also known as the co-host of ABC’s competition series ”Dancing With the Stars.”

NBC stars will also have a presence on the show, as Megan Hilty (troubled Marilyn Monroe wannabe on “Smash”) and Javier Colon (winner of “The Voice” last season) will appear. Plus, performances from Kool & the Gang, Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara and the National Symphony Orchestra.

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