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Anthem

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Watch Friday, July 4, 2014 at 6pm & 9pm on WORLD

Anthem tells the story behind Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner," the song famously penned after the relentless bombardment by the British of Fort McHenry during The War of 1812. Historians and music experts from the United States and Great Britain discuss the Colonial-era songs and events that influenced Key to write what would become the U.S. national anthem. The film also reveals interesting facts about Key's upbringing and religious leanings while tracing the origins of the song. 

Featuring musical performances by the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club and St. John's College Chorus, Anthem delves into the people, songs and events that influenced Key to write what would become the National Anthem of the United States of America.

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