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Boston’s Fourth of July celebration Monday night was spectacular. CBS viewers watched as fireworks exploded behind the State House, Quincy Market, Fenway Park’s home plate, and other beloved Boston landmarks, in a show that could have put Washington’s fireworks display to shame.

The only problem: the fireworks display was fake, according to the Washington Post.

“Yesterday, viewers began to point out to the Boston Globe that the display CBS broadcast included views that were geographically impossible, since the fireworks display was launched from a barge in the Charles River in a direction away from those landmarks,” reported Elizabeth Flock for the Post. “David Mugar, the Boston-based executive producer of the show for the last nine years, confirmed Thursday that the footage had been altered.”

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