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Television Event

Television Event
Television Event
Directed by
Jeff Daniels
Runtime
90 minutes
Year
2020
Country
USA
Language
English
This Event Has Passed
Television Event
Directed by
Jeff Daniels
Runtime
90 minutes
Year
2020
Country
USA
Language
English
This Event Has Passed

On November 20, 1983, ABC-TV broadcast The Day After, a chilling fictional account of the aftermath of a nuclear war on a small Kansas town. More than 100 million viewers turned in, making it the highest-rated made-for-TV film in history. This came after weeks of buildup and, behind-the-scenes, intense controversy extending all the way to a White House in the midst of a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. With impressive access to the principals involved with the project and a trove of archival footage, Jeff Daniels revisits the improbable story of this anti-nuclear major television event and the impact it left on the Reagan era and beyond

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