Air Force One, a VC-137C, a Boeing 707-353B, is depicted by a former United Airlines Boeing 720B-022, and carries the serial number 62-6001 (tail number 26001), one digit up from President John F. Kennedy's 62-6000 (tail number 26000), as if it was part of a two aircraft order. The actual serial 62-6001 was assigned to a Martin AGM-12 Bullpup missile.
This was 托德·安德鲁斯's final television appearance before his death on November 7, 1972 at the age of 57. He died almost a year prior to its broadcast.
Filmed in 1971 but delayed for airing by ABC because that was the year of President Richard Nixon's trip to China and they didn't want to show the Chinese as villains.