PBS Called Out for Showing Old Fireworks Footage on Fourth of July

People who watched the annual PBS live broadcast of the Fourth of July fireworks last night may have noticed some strange discrepancies.

TV viewers saw clips of fireworks exploding in a clear sky despite the clouds, low fog and misting rain that put a damper on the display at the Lincoln Memorial.

After some took to Twitter to angrily point out signs that the broadcast was a fake, “A Capitol Fourth” tweeted an apology and said: “We showed a combination of the best fireworks from this year and previous years. It was the patriotic thing to do.”

Watch the “A Capitol Fourth” broadcast by PBS below.

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