A Fact-Check for the Four-Color World

Monday, May 23, 2005

How real is "24"?

What would happen if terrorists actually gained access to the nuclear football? Are America's nuclear power plants really subject to remote attack? And would a judge actually stop a suspected terrorist's interrogation hours after Air Force One was shot down?

Salon answers all these questions and more. There are no spoilers for tonight's finale, but it's an interesting insight into how realistic this season's conceits have been.