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National Archives Hosts Reading of Declaration of Independence

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The National Archives will host a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence to celebrate July 4.
The National Archives will host a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence to celebrate July 4.

History buffs, families, and fans of the Founding Fathers should have a field day at the National Archives later today.

There will be a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence featuring historical re-enactors portraying Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and other figures.

Visitors will be allowed to sign a giant facsimile of the Declaration of Independence and even air their grievances in a revolutionary manner with a quill pen.

The program will be emceed by veteran news broadcaster John Palmer and begins at 10 a.m.

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Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

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Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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