Producers of the annual concert confirmed that they had to use some pre-recorded footage because of the weather. - From Washington Post
If you were watching Washington’s Fourth of July fireworks outside on Monday night and also happened to catch PBS’s broadcast of “A Capitol Fourth,” you might have noticed something looked…a little off.
Capitol, many of the fireworks (primarily in the second half of the display) looked glorious in a clear sky.
Tho, the fireworks out my window don't look like @pbs.
No clouds, No scaffolding on the Capitol #July4thPBS,#beAshamed As soon as the show ended, producers from Capital Concerts owned up to the fact that not all of its footage was from the live fireworks show.
(In the first segment of the display, while singer Cassadee Pope was singing, some scenes did show a cloudy sky.) “We showed a combination of the best fireworks from this year and previous years.