80 years ago, Orson Wells broadcast of War of the Worlds broadcast. Legend has it that it produced in such a way to appear to be a real new cast and people supposedly panicked wildly. Accounts of what happened vary. But there were congressional hearings over it.
Whatever really happened that night in late October back in 1938, it left a legacy. This is my favorite adaption of War of the Worlds.
You are listening to a CBS presentation of Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre of the Air, in an original dramatization of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. The performance will continue after a brief intermission…
All credit goes to the original creators.