NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 07, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(London, England) Reaction in Europe to premiere of "The Day After" and implications for anti-nuclear movement on the continent examined; films shown. [PEOPLE - describe their reaction to film.] West Germany's concern noted. [WOMAN - believes USSR will bomb West Germany 1st, not US.] Changes in film's dialogue, omitting reference to deployment of new US missiles in West Germany, noted; scenes shown. British Parliament noted receiving special preview of film prior to its airing on television in Great Britain; British government's concern over movie noted illustrated by defense secretary Michael Heseltine's scheduled appearance on television immediately after film to argue in favor of nuclear weapons. [HESELTINE - notes "Washington Post" survey of American public's reaction to film.] Findings of British survey of youth's belief that nuclear war will occur in their lifetime noted. USSR attitude towards "The Day After" described. [Film distributor Mark DAMON - would sell USSR the movie.]
REPORTER: John Cochran
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