The War of the Worlds

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Seventy years ago, Orson Welles aired The War of the Worlds. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the Mercury Theatre on the Air series on October 30, 1938 and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network.

Directed and narrated by Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds.

The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast was presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual Martian invasion was in progress.

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