- 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."
- The idea for The Day After came from ABC executive Brandon Stoddard, who had helped popularize the miniseries format with Roots.
- Meyer believed that setting the film in a small town would make it more impactful and relatable to audiences.
- A 1-800 number was set up to field calls from people concerned about an actual nuclear disaster; the network also issued pamphlets that acted as viewing guides, with fact sheets on nuclear weapons.
- Sagan is believed to have coined the term "nuclear winter" on the program, while Secretary of State George Shultz argued the necessity of harboring nuclear weapons to make sure the nation could protect itself.
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