WBZ viewers who tuned in for Monday night’s July 4th celebrations were treated to an exciting showing of fireworks over some of Boston’s most famous monuments, including Fenway Park and Quincy Market.
But as viewers familiar with the area began to point out this week, the city’s fireworks were launched away from the city on a barge off the Charles River– making the footage the CBS affiliate aired a physical impossibility.
Executive producer David Mugar confirmed to The Boston Globe yesterday that the footage of the fireworks was digitally altered and edited together with footage of Boston landmarks shot for the sole purpose of broadcasting it with the fireworks. “We were able to highlight great places in Boston, historical places with direct ties to the Fourth. So we think it was a good thing.”