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Jericho, 'Day After' Soap Airs: Is Anyone Out There?

In 1983 during the Reagan arms build-up, ABC's THE DAY AFTER was a TV movie event that led to a national debate about surviving World War III. The film is best remembered today (by CONELRAD anyway) for a scene in which Steve Guttenberg dramatically reveals his fallout-induced hair loss (even movies about nuclear annhilation have to have some comic relief). 23 years later CBS's JERICHO--a series about surviving nuclear attack--premieres (on 9/20) and, in a possible nod to its atomic forebearer, the show is set in the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas. Fake history buffs will recall that in THE DAY AFTER the world ended (for Steve Guttenberg and friends, at least) in Lawrence, Kansas. This time around, however, the destruction doesn't quite have the finality of the earlier film. It may even become a hit and run for years. One thing is certain: It has to be better than FOX's 1992 attempt at a WW III series, WOOPS!

CONELRAD would like to thank all of the readers who clued us in to JERICHO back when it was still in pre-production. Someday we will post a much longer feature on this sure to be interesting program.





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