Did WBZ-TV cross the line on July 4th concerning public safety?

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Sat Jul 7 18:15:40 EDT 2012


They NEVER said the sing-a-long was on tape. Just watching the tape you can
see Lisa was very upset at what they were doing. Only after the sing-a-long
did they admit what had happened. The tape even shows the Hancock on steady
blue when it had changed to red an hour before.

On Sat, Jul 7, 2012 at 6:11 PM, Sid Schweiger <sids1045@aol.com> wrote:

> The local audience was not misled at all.  Jack Williams stated explicitly
> that the 1812 Overture would be aired from a tape of the July 3d rehearsal.
>  Jack and Lisa Hughes briefly discussed the last time the July 4th concert
> was disrupted by weather.
> However, after 10PM the network audience was not told.
> Sent from my iPad
> On Jul 7, 2012, at 5:12 PM, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have been told WBZ RADIO was truthful on what was happening at the
> shell.
> > I stand corrected.
> >
> > However - the TV audience was definitely mislead and the national
> audience
> > was even led to believe the Pops played the 1812 on the 4th.
> >
> > The 4th concert as conceived by Arthur Fiedler has been ruined by CBS
> > Television who simply want a nice 60 minute package at 10 PM. I don't
> blame
> > WBZ-TV for this as they are following orders from New York. However the
> > concert was far better when carried by WGBH and later WCVB. ( and shown
> > nationally on A&E )

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