7789Radio Lab's show about Orson Welles "War of the Worlds" crosspost
- Mar 28, 2008Latest one-hour episode of the excellent Radio Lab program covers the
1938 program, and the two other versions. Interesting stuff.
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"An examination of the power of mass media to create panic. In Radio
Lab's very first live hour, we take a deep dive into one of the most
controversial moments in broadcasting history - Orson Welles' 1938
radio play about Martians invading New Jersey. And we ask: Why did it
fool people then? And why has it continued to fool people since? From
Santiago, Chile to Buffalo, New York to a particularly disastrous
evening in Quito, Ecuador"