Friday, June 28, 2013

Preview: Lidia Celebrates America

MasterChef Mom Lidia Bastianich Celebrates America

Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence (Friday - PBS, 10pm) - Renowned chef, culinary author and TV personality Lidia Bastianich sets out on a compelling new adventure, traveling across the country with celebrity guests to celebrate diversity and explore moving tales of hard-won freedom as host of a new prime time special set to air in time for summer fireworks.

Joining her on her journey are actress Anna Deavere Smith, opera singer Renee Fleming, chef Jacques Pepin, singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright and actor/comedian Alec Mapa. Lidia also recounts her own family's powerful story of fleeing life behind the Iron Curtain to come to the USA after World War II.

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