Monday, July 02, 2007

An Earth-Shattering 'Ka-boom'

The Clothes Have No Emperor, pg 76:

11/20[/1983] One hundred million people see the town of Lawrence, Kansas, destroyed in The Day After, an ABC movie about the aftermath of a nuclear attack. The administration -- terrified that the film might remind people how scared they are of President Reagan's hostility to arms control -- trots out George Schultz afterward to assure viewers that there isn't going to be a war.