Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Live PBS National Telecast
July 4, 2000 at 9:30 P.M.

Fourth of July from the Heartland

Featuring: Rosemary Clooney & Nick Clooney, host

Introduced by her brother Nick, Rosemary, Opens with Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band"

Here's Rosie looking at the BAND!


Next Rosemary performed James Taylor's "The Secret of Life" with a wonderful sax player soloing.

She dedicated this song to Nick and Nina. She loves this song, and she put her whole heart into it.

The last song of her set was Gershwin's "Our Love is Here to Stay."
Feeling like she was home and the audience was her family gave this song a little extra special meaning.

This is Rosemary, her band and wonderful husband Dante as their platform is wheeled off stage at the end of "Our Love is Here to Stay."

Right before Rosemary was to sing Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" Nick moved from his booth at the rear of the auditorium and he and Dante escorted Rosemary back to center stage. He thanked the audience and said, "God Bless You," and "God Bless America."

Nick looks on with such incredible pride as he listens to his sister sing.


She sings this song as no one else can, and the audience is left feeling as if they've been specially blessed!

Rosemary, Nick and Dante participate with the evening's other performers in the "Americana Medley" finale.

Together they wrap it up and
send us off with a big bang!

And after the cameras have stopped rolling, and it is just the stars and their audience,
we're given a chance to say our hellos, our thank yous and our good-byes.



A happy Rosemary says Goodnight and Happy Fourth to all!