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War of the Worlds Week – The 80th Anniversary

In 1938 Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the Air performed their historic broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” by H. G. Wells

Nearly a decade later, new listeners are still discovering this historic piece of audio entertainment.

For this year’s War of the Worlds Week, Matt takes an in-depth look at this production. The influences, the hurdles, behind the scenes, and the aftermath of the most infamous airing in broadcast history!

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Citations
The Panic Brodcast https://amzn.to/2IHPtbW
Broadcast Hysteria https://amzn.to/2GHQScT
The Martians are coming! https://amzn.to/2s3aqDR
The Complete War of the Worlds https://amzn.to/2GK6JHM
The War of the Worlds https://amzn.to/2s60OHH

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