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."
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1.because of 因为；由于
John's jacket got out of shape because of the heavy rain.
2.rainy day 下雨天
He has a little money put aside for a rainy day.
3.national anthem 国歌
The meeting will conclude with the National Anthem.
4.musical performances 音乐演奏
It had many great musical performances throughout the year.
1.Eventually, the producers apologized for not being honest with TV viewers.
apologized for 为...而道歉
She apologized for hurting my feelings.
He apologized for his mistake.
2."The fireworks from my apartment window don't look like @pbs #fake?"
look like 看起来像
He did not look like a ghost, more like someone's dotty father.
It began to look like a deliberate and planned attack.
周一是美国独立日 。每年的7月4号都是一个重大的节日 。
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 。在很多城市，人群聚集在空地或河边观赏簇簇烟花 。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） 。
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 。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 。”
然而，今年的独立日美国首都华盛顿却迎来阴雨天气 。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 。因此，群众很难观赏烟花表演 。
但是当电视中的烟花在晴朗夜空绽放时，人们倍感困惑 。那些已知晓华盛顿阴雨天气的人们更加理解不了 。
其他人附和道：“太假了 。很明显那些烟花表演不是今晚的 。”
最终，该节目制片人不得不发表声明 。他们称，剪辑烟花视频实为“爱国之举” 。
最后制片人因欺骗观众而道歉 。他们写道，进行视频编辑是为了塑造“最佳视觉体验 。我们给大家道歉...”
但这件事并未结束 。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 。”