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ABC News Viewpoint - The Day After - "Start of Panel Discussion / Sagan Interjects Nuclear Winter" (Part 2, 1983)

Here is Part 2 of the live ABC News Viewpoint special on "The Nuclear Dilemma". This aired after The Day After on WLS Channel 7 - an ABC Theater telemovie about the effects of a full-scale nuclear attack on the United States. Hosted by Ted Koppel.

Panel of guests were Dr. Henry Kissinger, Carl Sagan, Brent Scowcroft, William F. Buckley, Jr., Elie Wiesel, and Robert McNamara.

This aired on local Chicago TV Sunday, November 20th 1983.

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I wish I can be sorry that Robert McNamara passed recently, but he was responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of young men and thousands more innocent civilians in Vietnam.

If you want to know what I am talking about, rent the documentary "Fog of War".
Incredible how he talks in circles and puts on a phony crying act when he talks about the self immolation of Norman Morrison (a Quaker activist) outside his office at the Pentagon.

That is all I have to say about that!

Comment posted by armitagenlowell on Wednesday, July 8th 2009 at 11:59pm.

I remember watching 'Fog of War' a few years ago, armitagenlowell, so I know what you are talking about. I remembered McNamara saying that he thought the Vietman War was an extension of the Cold War, when in fact it was a civil war.
Comment posted by Loyal32fan on Thursday, July 9th 2009 at 9:47am.

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