A Day Called X
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"A Day Called X" is a dramatized CBS documentary film set in Portland, Oregon, in which the entire city is evacuated in anticipation of a nuclear air raid, after Soviet bombers had been detected by radar stations to the north; it details the activation of the city's civil defense protocols and leads up to the moment before the attack. The operations were run from the Kelly Butte Bunker, which was the EOC during the time. It was filmed in September 1957 and aired December 8 of that year. Apart from presenter/narrator Glenn Ford, none of the people shown are actors. They are locals of Portland shown in their real jobs, including Mayor Terry Schrunk.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- director: Harry Rasky
- written by Lester Cooper & Harry Rasky
- cinematography by Frederick Dietrich
- edited by Bernard Birnbaum
- genre: Documentary film
- subjects: Nuclear warfare, Cold War
- released on (57 years ago)
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