TODAY anchors Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer are co-hosting the televised Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular this year. Superstar entertainers including John Legend, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and The Black Eyed Peas, among others, will give special performances. National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman kicks off the annual Independence Day event.
Gorman, a Los Angeles native, recently gradated from Harvard University with a B.S. in Sociology. The 21-year-old is the founder and Executive Director of One Pen One Page, which promotes literacy through free creative writing programming for underserved youth.
Gorman is also a professional model: she’s been featured in national campaigns for Eileen Fisher and Helmut Lang. Oh, and she says she’s running for president in 2036. Gorman already has a couple of friends who know what’s what in the White House (see Hillary Clinton photo above, Michelle Obama letter below).
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular airs Saturday, July 4 at 8 pm on NBC. [GIVE yourself or a FRIEND the GIFT of Amazon Prime!]