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  • War of the Worlds: American Experience

American Experience | The Power of Propaganda | PBS

Duration: 00:18
Program: War of the Worlds: American Experience #2506
Broadcast Date: Oct. 30, 2013

Many Americans could not fathom that some people heard War of the Worlds and actually believed that Martians had landed in New Jersey. Time and again, newspapers blamed the listener. To journalist Dorothy Thompson, who applauded Welles in her widely-read column, the episode cleverly proved the power of propaganda. Watch this video to hear what she wrote in her column.

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Post Date: October 21, 2013