Today in History – War of the Worlds

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It’s 71 years ago today that Orson Welles’  “War of the Worlds” was broadcast on the radio. The show was meant to be a Halloween program. It sure panicked some and made history.

Listen to it. At 3:40 into the program the fun really started. How would you have reacted?

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Parts 2 – 7 below the fold.

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2 thoughts on “Today in History – War of the Worlds

  1. I remember a night somewhere between 1957 and 1959 when they replayed this episode on ‘American Airlines Music Til Dawn’. I frequently used this classics network while doing homework to dispel tensions as the evening (or even morning) passed. I did not notice anything until the news break-ins started. I actually fell for it at first, but came to my senses after bringing up my shortwave receiver. I am always thankful that I did not bring up my rig and make a fool of myself.

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