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Boston Pops fireworks show not airing nationally this year

The Boston Pops concert and fireworks show each July 4 brings more than a half-million people to the Charles River Esplanade. Ratings of the TV broadcast, however, have fallen.
The Boston Pops concert and fireworks show each July 4 brings more than a half-million people to the Charles River Esplanade. Ratings of the TV broadcast, however, have fallen.Bill Brett for The Boston Globe/File 2012

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For the first time in 25 years, the July 4 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will not be televised nationally after the CBS Television Network declined to renew a contract with the show’s producers.

Instead, the performance will only appear locally on WBZ-TV, some say pushed out of the national market by a competing fireworks show in New York City — a significant downsizing in publicity for the glitzy concert just two months after a bombing that brought all eyes to Boston.

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