Doctored TV Images of Boston Fireworks Draw Flak

Friday, 08 Jul 2011 02:04 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

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.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Oklahoma Catholic Bishop Sues Over Planned Satanic Black Mass

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 20:27 PM

Oklahoma's Catholic Archbishop filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to halt the use of what he said were stolen communion wafers . . .

Illegals File Request to Extend 'Dreamers' Status

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 19:21 PM

Eleven undocumented immigrants filed papers Wednesday to be granted Dreamers legal status - though none legally qualif . . .

Sarah Palin: Tina Fey Owes Me Big for Career Success

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 17:19 PM

Sarah Palin says former Saturday Night Live cast member Tina Fey owes her big – for helping to catapult the actress' car . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved