Doctored TV Images of Boston Fireworks Draw Flak

Friday, 08 Jul 2011 02:04 PM

 

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BOSTON — TV footage of Boston's July Fourth fireworks show was spectacular. Some of the shots also were physically impossible.

The CBS national broadcast Monday included shots of colorful explosions over the city landmarks including Fenway Park, the Statehouse, and Quincy Market.

Organizers of the show acknowledged to The Boston Globe for a story Friday that some scenes had been altered: Images of fireworks going off over the Charles River were superimposed over pre-filmed landmarks in other parts of the city.

David Mugar, the Boston-area businessman and philanthropist who is the show's executive producer, defended the practice, saying that the broadcast was entertainment and not news.

David Perry, a Massachusetts native who lives in Ohio, told the Globe he was disappointed because the fireworks are good enough already and don't need enhancement.

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