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  • War of the Worlds: American Experience

American Experience | War of the Worlds | PBS

Duration: 52:10 (Full Program)
Program: War of the Worlds: American Experience
Broadcast Date: Oct. 30, 2013

Shortly after 8 p.m. on the Halloween Eve, 1938, a panicked radio announcer broke in with a report that Martians had landed in the tiny town of Grovers Mill, New Jersey. Although most listeners understood that the program was a radio drama, the next day's headlines reported that thousands of others plunged into panic. It turned out to be H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds performed by Orson Welles.

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Post Date: October 28, 2013