Revealing mistake: The Fox news video that Palmer watches of the Ambassador's helicopter being shot down is marked 1:18:24 in the lower right hand corner. The episode is supposed to take place between Noon and 1 p.m. This is 41.47 into the episode.
Lou Diamond Phillips made two appearances on the show, as Mark DeSalvo, the security chief where Victor Drazen is being held. Philips and star Kiefer Sutherland are known for having worked together in Young Guns and Young Guns 2.