Sunday, October 30, 2016

The American Experience ~ War of the Worlds

The Martians are Coming!!! The Martians are coming!!!

Today on Far Future Horizons we will commemorate the seventy-eighth anniversary of Orson Welles’ infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast.   

The Martians Invade New York City on October 30, 1938

Today’s video feature is The American Experience Documentary – War of the Worlds.

Shortly after 8 p.m. on the Halloween Eve, 1938, the voice of a panicked radio announcer broke in with a news bulletin reporting strange explosions taking place on the planet Mars, followed minutes later by a report that Martians had landed in the tiny town of Grover's 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, convinced that America was under a deadly Martian attack. It turned out to be H.G. Wells' classic The War of the Worlds, performed by 23-year-old Orson Welles.

This American Experience can be purchased direct from PBS home video.
Without further ado we present the War of the Worlds.

The American Experience ~ War of the Worlds

American Experience: War of the Worlds by limukohou
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