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Stages of the Range Presents: War of the World
“The War of the Worlds” was a Halloween episode of the radio series The Mercury Theatre on the Air directed and narrated by Orson Welles as an adaptation of H. G. Wells’s novel The War of the Worlds (1898) that was performed and broadcast live at 8 pm ET on October 30, 1938 over the CBS Radio Network. The episode is famous for inciting a panic by convincing some members of the listening audience that a Martian invasion was taking place, though the scale of panic is disputed, as the program had relatively few listeners.
Welles’s “War of the Worlds” broadcast has become famous for convincing some of its listeners that a Martian invasion was actually taking place due to the “breaking news” style of storytelling employed in the first half of the show. The illusion of realism was supported by the Mercury Theatre on the Air’s lack of commercial interruptions, which meant that the first break in the drama came after all of the alarming “news” reports had taken place. – Source: Wikipedia
Join us in Grover’s Mill, New Jersey as an intrepid radio reporter describes what appears to be alien beings emerging from some type of space machine.
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