Orson Welles War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast October 30, 1938

by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr

Publisher: Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr

Publication Date: January 04, 2017

ISBN: 9781370147823

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Orson Welles Sunday evening broadcast of October 30, 1938 sparked a nationwide panic. Mercury Theater scriptwriters adapted the War of the Worlds novel written by H.G. Wells. Listeners who tuned in heard about Martians landing in Grovers Mill, New Jersey. It petrified them that the aliens had already conquered New York City. Fear built upon fear and second hand word led many to flee their homes and take to the streets. It was among the biggest news stories of 1938 and perhaps the most influential radio broadcast of all time.