VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):独立日烟花秀造假 美电视台遭痛批
日期:2016-07-08 16:58

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Television Viewers Complain About Fireworks Broadcast
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Monday was Independence Day in the United States. July 4 is an important holiday every year.
On that date in 1776, 13 British colonies in North America joined together to declare their independence from Britain.
Fireworks shows are a big part of the Fourth of July celebration. In many cities, crowds gather in large open spaces or along rivers to watch small rockets being fired into the air. The rockets explode high in the sky, often leaving red, white and blue streaks -- the colors of the U.S. flag.
Some Americans say July 4 is a perfect time for fireworks because of the U.S. national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner. The song has words like "...and the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there..."
But this Monday was a rainy day in the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C. There were low clouds in the sky over the National Mall and the Capitol Building, the site of a major fireworks show. The clouds made it hard for crowds to see the fireworks.
PBS produces a television show of musical performances and fireworks on the Fourth of July.
But when the show had images of fireworks exploding against a clear, night sky, people were confused. Especially people who knew it was a cloudy, rainy night in Washington.
And those people reacted on Twitter.
One person wrote:
"The fireworks from my apartment window don't look like @pbs #fake?"
Someone else added "not cool... those shots are clearly not from tonight"
Finally, the producers of the show released a statement. They called editing the TV broadcast, "the patriotic thing to do."
One person wrote: "If I wanted that, I'd watch YouTube."
Eventually, the producers apologized for not being honest with TV viewers. They wrote that the edits were made to make the "best possible television viewing experience. We apologize..."
But that was not the end of it. One Twitter user joked: "only in D.C. could a PBS show become a scandal."
And that's What's Trending Today.
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词汇解析

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1.because of 因为;由于

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John's jacket got out of shape because of the heavy rain.
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2.rainy day 下雨天

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He has a little money put aside for a rainy day.
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3.national anthem 国歌

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The meeting will conclude with the National Anthem.
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4.musical performances 音乐演奏

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It had many great musical performances throughout the year.
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内容解析

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1.Eventually, the producers apologized for not being honest with TV viewers.

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apologized for 为...而道歉

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She apologized for hurting my feelings.
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He apologized for his mistake.
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2."The fireworks from my apartment window don't look like @pbs #fake?"

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look like 看起来像

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He did not look like a ghost, more like someone's dotty father.
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It began to look like a deliberate and planned attack.
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参考译文

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独立日烟花造假 美国民众怒投诉
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周一是美国独立日dR3x1%13lQTjHy!。每年的7月4号都是一个重大的节日8pnj-ye)x;lphLjE;DyZ
1776年7月4日,北美13个英属殖民地联合宣布独立OlzFKcV~4wBce
为了纪念独立日,每年的7月4号美国都会放烟花进行庆祝U86UhV2CoXZ[。在很多城市,人群聚集在空地或河边观赏簇簇烟花tgp;Sb!6022|QRi(*%W。烟花在空中绚烂绽放后会出现红色、白色和蓝色的条纹(即美国国旗).G%^=2wgbs5rJ
有些民众表示,因美国国歌《星条旗之歌》,7月4号是燃放烟花的绝佳时刻F|T*n[M%0!0Uf。国歌中有一句很应景的歌词:“烈火熊熊,炮声隆隆,我们看到要塞上那面英勇的旗帜,在黑暗过后依然耸立dPX8eu][%fXp^z!6。”

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然而,今年的独立日美国首都华盛顿却迎来阴雨天气4BQ&HZq%I-|2。一些重大的烟火秀场所,如国家广场和国会大厦都阴云密布vUA~6)7KBawFY|7ug@E。因此,群众很难观赏烟花表演l|Gikt6KMq9d7KB
美国公共广播公司特地制作了一档节目,为人们展示了7月4号的音乐表演和烟火秀fS6oc@fXzB9
但是当电视中的烟花在晴朗夜空绽放时,人们倍感困惑U!~BR]5m3H64]Z4_So。那些已知晓华盛顿阴雨天气的人们更加理解不了IdAv2#S8vxi2TV
这些人开始在推特上吐槽-K6CQpE)]_obvOVx%y
有人写道:“我家窗外的烟花可没那么假@美国公共广播公司#?”
其他人附和道:“太假了kgFw5z%=R&b]hoiKX。很明显那些烟花表演不是今晚的gf|8)_xMd-1W6n。”
最终,该节目制片人不得不发表声明M#6%_0.eDX6。他们称,剪辑烟花视频实为“爱国之举”IL[Xsb&_KzDF5RiUFJ[
网友写道:“如果我想看那些烟火秀,我大可以在YouTube上看呐Hg8pQfbn!dd6。”
最后制片人因欺骗观众而道歉NvMzMouP(AA5ENQ;Yi。他们写道,进行视频编辑是为了塑造“最佳视觉体验]q=BcTPEAGo^C39B。我们给大家道歉...”
但这件事并未结束oOF3i)i~vlFriVz。一名推特用户开玩笑说道:“也就是在华盛顿,PBS的电视节目才会成为丑闻4gUw5upca~JKv~D。”
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