"Independence Day" was produced by Art Silverman. "Stars & Stripes Forever" was produced by Noah Adams.
From Washington D.C., NPR's Noah Adams reports on the city's patriotic pride this Fourth of July - John Philip Sousa. He was born on Capitol Hill -- just a few blocks from the U.S. Marine Barracks. The story goes that when the young Sousa was about to run off with the circus -- his father intervened -- and marched him down to the barracks to join the Marine Band. John Philip Sousa grew up to lead that band -- and write music for it to play -- including "The Stars and Strips Forever." Sousa expert Loras Schissel muses about the man and his best known work.