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Ken

2022 Nov 19 13:42:47
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Sounds wonderful! Good luck!
 

Skhilled

2022 Nov 18 22:24:23
The new job is working out great! Everyone is so nice and helpful! I hear they don't like haters, etc. and will fire them.  :laugh:
 

Ken

2022 Nov 07 21:06:02
 :thumbup:
 

Skhilled

2022 Nov 07 20:09:42
And I start a new job tomorrow working in a warehouse close to home. Can walk to it. :)
 

Skhilled

2022 Nov 07 20:08:34
Been hard at work on the CZ themes.
 

Ken

2022 Nov 07 19:41:58
I'm not on as much as I would like... having some fun bits trying to get on with my Chemo.
 

Ken

2022 Nov 07 19:40:20
Yepp... it would seem to be so!  :o
 

Skhilled

2022 Nov 07 15:01:09
Lately, we seem to coming here at the same time.  :D
 

Ken

2022 Oct 30 17:15:00
Yesss... you did!  :o
 

Skhilled

2022 Oct 30 13:54:49
Ha! I beat you to it! ;)

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Offline Ken (OP)

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The Day After
« on: November 20, 2022, 05:13:58 PM »
When ‘The Day After’ Terrorized 100 Million Viewers With a Vision of Nuclear War
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Before Nicholas Meyer's made-for-television film The Day After had its official airing on November 20, 1983, then-President Ronald Reagan and his Joint Chiefs of Staff were given screening copies. In his diary, Reagan recorded his reaction to seeing Meyer's graphic depiction of a nuclear holocaust that devastates a small Kansas town, writing:

    "It's very effective and left me greatly depressed. So far they [ABC] haven't sold any of the 25 spot ads scheduled and I can see why. Whether it will be of help to the 'anti-nukes' or not, I can't say. My own reaction was one of our having to do all we can to have a deterrent and to see there is never a nuclear war."

Just a few days later, the rest of America would see what had shaken their president. Preempting Hardcastle and McCormick on ABC, the 8 p.m. telefilm drew a staggering 100 million viewers, an audience that at the time was second only in non-sports programming to the series finale of M*A*S*H. According to Nielsen, 62 percent of all televisions in use that night were tuned in.
... with Russia's Putin making threats of using nukes in Ukraine maybe now would be a good time for this PSA to air again!
The Day After (Attack Segment)
"Not all who wander are lost."-Tolkien
Yesterday When I was Young.

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Re: The Day After
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2022, 06:29:11 PM »
Yeah, I remember seeing this...

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Re: The Day After
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2022, 07:57:09 AM »
Yes, I remember this as well.

Every passing year we seem closer to that scenario. Why? People seem to have short memories or never saw that.

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Re: The Day After
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2022, 07:33:39 PM »
Or just don't care...