Facing nuclear reality, 35 years after “The Day After” December 14, 2018

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) has released a new multimedia presentation on the 1983 television movie The Day After. This landmark film showed the actual consequences of a full-scale nuclear war, and it had a major role in shaping American public opinion about nuclear weapons. ABC broadcast The Day After on November 20, 1983, with no commercial breaks during the final hour. More than 100 million people saw it—nearly two-thirds of the total viewing audience. It remains one of the most-watched television programs of all time. At the time of the original release, Ted Koppel hosted TV programming about The Day After to help American audiences process what they’d seen. To accompany the release of the multimedia presentation, John Mecklin, editor-in-chief of BAS, interviewed Koppel about the influence of the film and the programming that accompanied it.

View the multimedia presentation here.

More Campaign Update

Climate Change and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in the United States

Regina LaRocque, MD, MPH, et. al. | Clinical Infectious Diseases AbstractThe earth is rapidly warming, driven by increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide and other gases that...
More

“Forever” chemicals used in Ohio oil, gas wells

PSR’s latest report reveals use of toxic PFAS chemicals in Ohio oil and gas wells. Read what happened, and what states can do to prevent...
More

Watch Now: Public Health Impacts of the “Inflation Reduction Act”

Featuring Paul Billings, American Lung Association National Senior Vice President, Public Policy, and Jake Assael, Policy Coordinator, PSR Environment & Health Program, this webinar centers...
More