WBAI's Rich Schrader interviews actor John Cullum and Admiral Gene La Rocque from the Center for Defense Information about the controversial post-apocalyptic TV movie "The Day After". Schrader expresses his own dissatisfaction with both the film and the post-film roundtable that included Henry Kissinger, William F. Buckley, Jr., Robert McNamara, George P. Shultz and Carl Sagan, among others. Cullum discusses what makes the film resonate with audiences and the pressures placed on the film's production by the US government and the Pentagon. Admiral La Rocque offers a strong rebuttal to Secretary of State George P. Shultz's interview with <i>Nightline</i>'s Ted Koppel from the previous evening and talks about what he hopes the effect of the film will be on viewers. Schrader quotes from a <i>New York Times</i> story about the film and takes listener phone calls. Features audio clips from the film and from the post-film roundtable.