The kind of movie that lingers on in your head, just like the best fairy tales do.
Pandemic flu expert and television historian Dr. Rob Corddry.
Rob Corddry on "The Daily Show," explains how Monday's "in-depth investigative report on ABC" called "Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America" served to inform American citizens of the life-or-death options available to them, should an avian influenza pandemic strike our shores...
Rob Corddry: For Americans who missed the film, they wouldn't know that one option is to blow your head off in front of your tiny, tiny baby....
Jon Stewart: But, Rob, the Movies of the Week are not really the best way to keep people informed.
Rob Corddry: Jon, TV movies open people's eyes and shape public policy. Remember how "The Day After" changed America's mind from being pro- to anti- nuclear war? Or how "The Burning Bed" brought attention to just how flammable beds can be? Or how "Roots" ended slavery?