BOSTON—TV footage of Boston's July Fourth fireworks show was spectacular. Some of the shots also were physically impossible.
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, defends the practice. He says 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.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe