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3,2,1 Fireworks

"3, 2, 1 Fireworks" takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the dazzling Washington, D.C. July 4th celebration, including scouting trips to China to see the explosives made.
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"3, 2, 1 Fireworks" takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the dazzling Washington, D.C. July 4th celebration, including scouting trips to China to see the explosives made.

Airs Monday, July 4, 2011 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

The explosive special "3, 2, 1 Fireworks" takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Washington, D.C. July 4th celebration, featuring one of the largest and most colorful fireworks displays in the world.

Shot in high-definition, the special captures every step of the renowned fireworks production. It opens in China as the crew observes the making of fireworks and dazzling new pyrotechnic effects. Once the fireworks are shipped to America, an army of technicians undertake the delicate and dangerous tasks of setting up thousands of explosives-filled mortar tubes in preparation for the spectacular display. View a photo gallery and video highlights online.

"3,2,1 Fireworks" is on Facebook.

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