154 - The War Of The Worlds Radio Play

On October 30, 1938 Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre broadcast one of the most famous pieces of radio in history. An adaptation of the H.G Wells' science fiction classic 'The War Of The Worlds,' performed as a news broadcast. Thousands across the USA panicked as they mistook it for a real bulletin... But is that the whole story? This is the first episode of Blockbuster-Tober.

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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE MERCURY THEATRE ON THE AIR, FULL BROADCAST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Xs0K4ApWl4g

ORSON WELLES MEETS H.G WELLS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=450&v=3XhwiliJxc4

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/infamous-war-worlds-radio-broadcast-was-magnificent-fluke-180955180/

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/history/2013/10/orson_welles_war_of_the_worlds_panic_myth_the_infamous_radio_broadcast_did.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-15470903

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/radio/what-to-listen-to/the-war-of-the-worlds-panic-was-a-myth/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/529187/when-orson-welles-met-hg-wells-the-war-of-the-worlds

http://www.lilanewman.com/about-ora-nichols/

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