Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Tuesday July 05, 2016

Should PBS Have Faked Its Fireworks Show?

First of all, who believes anything they see on TV anymore? I can see feeling ripped-off if you paid money for a live fireworks show and ended up with digital reruns but I'm not sure this is the same. What do you thing about the fake fireworks?

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The public broadcaster acknowledged intercutting old footage with its live broadcast shortly after the show ended, saying in a tweet, "We showed a combination of the best fireworks from this year and previous years. It was the patriotic thing to do." That admission brought a flurry of criticism from people who were unhappy with either an air of media deception, a preference for perfection over authenticity, or some combination of both. After PBS' tweet, Washington Post reporter Paul Schwartzman called it "the Milli Vanilli of fireworks"

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