PBS Caught Faking Its Fourth Of July Capitol Fireworks Footage — See The Network’s ‘Patriotic’ Excuse!

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A bit of inclement weather forced PBS to do the “patriotic thing” to enhance its fireworks coverage on Monday — which meant giving their viewers a good ol’ dose of American bullsh*t!

The cable network got heat for using footage of old fireworks during the annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth special!

Since this year’s event was affected by bad weather in the Washington D.C. area, producers of the holiday concert program included footage from past years’ pyrotechnic displays in hopes to make the “best possible television viewing experience.”

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But the plan clearly backfired, as viewers took to social media to call out the assembled special — which was referred to as “the Milli Vanilli of fireworks.” Ouch!

The broadcast got so much negative attention that PBS released a statement standing by their decision to use old footage, sharing on Twitter:

Repeat fireworks aside, the 36 annual Capitol Fourth broadcast had performances by Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins, and The Voice Season 10 winner Alisan Porter.

Did YOU catch the recycled fireworks during the special?

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Jul 5, 2016 12:17pm PDT

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