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 Posted: Thu Apr 8th, 2021 11:00 pm
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khawk wrote: srossi wrote: Erick Von Erich wrote: The TV movie "The Day After" freaked out everybody who watched it (myself included), back in 1983/1984.
I never heard of this until binging the TV series “The Americans”. When I looked it up, it turns out Reagan was even watching and wanted to de-escalate tensions after that movie.
I remember it. Was quite a thing at the time, and it's airing was hyped accordingly.

Strange that I don’t remember it at all. I was watching plenty of TV at the time, but have no recollection of even a commercial for this one. 

Similar to this though, I’ll mention the “Roots” miniseries, which people still talk about 40 years later. 



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