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Posts Tagged ‘Independence Day’

KGW Airs Fireworks Special Without Audio

Portland NBC-affiliate KGW aired a Fourth of July special Wednesday night that was perfect for those people who enjoy the sight of fireworks but can’t handle the loud noises.

Due to an apparent technical mishap, KGW aired its live, half-hour fireworks special with no audio. Not only were viewers unable to hear the boom of the fireworks, they also couldn’t hear anything that hosts Laurel Porter and Matt Zaffino were saying before and after the display.

KGW’s special, which ran from 10:00-10:30, cut into NBC’s coverage of the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” in New York, which did have audio. Read more

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San Diego Fireworks Fail Rattles KNSD Newsroom

The massive Fourth of July fireworks fail in San Diego, in which a 15-minute show’s worth of pyrotechnics went off in 20 seconds, was so big it rattled the newsroom of local NBC station KNSD.

KNSD is located just across San Diego Bay from the site of the fireworks display and reporter Diana Guevara told viewers Wednesday night that the blast was felt through the station’s newsroom (video above). Read more

VIDEO: Reporter Sings ‘America the Beautiful’ During Fourth of July Newscast

Reporter Catherine Parrotta sang a dramatic rendition of “America the Beautiful” during WFXT‘s morning newscast on July 4th.

On location where Jennifer Hudson was set to perform that night for an Independence Day celebration, Parrotta sang the entire song, while holding an umbrella.

“Somehow everybody at the station heard this rumor that I could sing,” Parrotta said after her performance. “I’m happy to oblige.”  (Video after the jump). Read more