Ok, I watched it, By no means am I a nuclear physisicist (i cant even spell it, take that grammar school)
Anywho, considering there have been so few shows, its a good thing to have one, no matter how flawed. (And TDA was one of the best out there, great)
Quite a few issues however.
We are assuming that they were nuclear blasts (99.999% that they were, due to the mulitiple strikes and radiation)
Second off, the initial blast, the EMP would have killed power, lights, cell phones etc, not made the TV's snowy, and cell phones disconnect, you could make the claim that they were just far enough away from the blast , but there towers were close enough, but it bogus, back in 62, a test knocked out streetlights in hawaii, from the EMP, and the test was only around 2 megatons, and was near 800 miles away.
Third, the kids mother, would have definately seen the flash, and the EMP would have taken the phone out then, not after you hear the pressure wave, and the "Oh my god"
Fourth, the old Geiger counters, were the old nice ones from Civil Defense, they would not have been calibrated mostlikely, dead batteries, and they did a quick inside check -> like thats gonna do any good.
Fifth, back to the blast, if they were in kansas, and saw it, it had to be mighty large, and that definately woulda knocked out power/cable etc, the CARS themselves, etc.
Sixth, Back in the day some select central offices were hardned, but figgure the ravages of time, fair enough on the phones not working.
The big flaw, is the lack of an EMP, outside of denver or atlanta, it just bugs me, power etc, should have been dead if tv towers and radio went out (you cant be 200 miles away, and get a strong tv signal, and a strong radio signal in a moving car, or a cell phone signal without some crazy high powers.
I suppose they shoulda checked up on some of this stuff, minor nitpicks, but huge issues. The guy on the message shouldnt have said "look at this" , if he was looking, he would have been flash-blinded by the blast itself, and the phone would have cut out (and NOT going to a dial tone, like everything does)
Comments? Heh. You can say TV license, but meh. Would a nuclear physiscist (sp!) comment (if we have one in-house)