War of the Worlds: The Day That Panicked Americal

  • 2005
  • TV Show
  • TV-14

This chronicle recalls the Oct. 30, 1938, radio broadcast of the Mercury Theater's production of H.G. Wells' futuristic chiller “War of the Worlds,” which many listeners believed to be an actual Martian attack on the U.S. The program examines life in 1938 and the impact the radio-play fiasco had on the career of Mercury Theater founder and star Orso (more…)

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This chronicle recalls the Oct. 30, 1938, radio broadcast of the Mercury Theater's production of H.G. Wells' futuristic chiller “War of the Worlds,” which many listeners believed to be an actual Martian attack on the U.S. The program examines life in 1938 and the impact the radio-play fiasco had on the career of Mercury Theater founder and star Orson Welles.

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