Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
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Alas, Babylon 

Americans try to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe.

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Mark Bragg
Robert Crawford Jr. ...
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Lavinia
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Laura
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Pete
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Helen Bragg
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Rita
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Randy Bragg
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Liz
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Dr. Gunn

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Americans try to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe.

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Very riveting for a high school native of Florida at the time of the Broadcast.
16 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a high school student in North Florida when my family watched this episode of Playhouse 90. It really struck home since the location was in my state and the different bombs were exploding in locations that I had family and friends living at the time.

With the Cuban Missle Crisis and the football players of my high school being taught how to drive the school buses in case of an alert the story line took on new meaning. It was required reading in our history class.

Our Explorer Scout post was also taught a two week class by the Civil Defense leader in our town in the event we should come under such an attack. We all felt that we would survive since we were a small town and not be a target of the Russians, very much as in the Playhouse 90 episode "Alas Babylon"


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