CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 21, 1983
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(Studio) Estimated audience size viewing "The Day After," include President Reagan, noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) President's assessment of movie noted. [REAGAN - feels movie illustrated horrors of nuclear war; remarks transcribed on screen.] Scenes of "The Day After" shown courtesy ABC Circle Films. [STUDENTS - discuss movie.] [PEOPLE - feel discussing survivability of nuclear confrontation is madness itself.] [George Washington Univ. spokesperson William ADAMS - doesn't believe movie affected attitudes toward nuclear war or defense policy; notes poll of viewers didn't indicate political damage to Reagan.] White House acknowledgment that administration strategy towards movie was mistake discussed.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
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