PBS Admits to Past Fireworks Coverage for A Capitol Fourth

Posted by at 9:21 am on July 5, 2016

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PBS on Monday was criticized for enhancing its fireworks coverage during the annual A Capitol Fourth special.

The pre-taped portions drew outcries from social media, including one viewer who referred to the manufactured broadcast as “the Milli Vanilli of fireworks.” A fellow Twitter commentator joked that “only in D.C. could a PBS show become a scandal.”

In response, PBS released the following statements:

The 36th annual Capitol Fourth broadcast included performances by Motown legend Smokey Robinson, country star Kenny Loggins, Younger‘s Sutton Foster and The Voice Season 10 winner Alisan Porter, among others.

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