The Night America Trembled

Orson Welles’ famous 1938 radio play War of the Worlds (based on H.G. Wells) caused wide spread panic not only in the US, but in south america as well where there were copy cat radio productions.

In 1957, CBS dramatized what happened the night Orson Welles created his radio drama. Introduced by Edward R. Murrow. Watch it here

And radiolab analyzes the War of the Worlds broadcast

Listen to “The Mercury Theater Remembers” here

Wgbh Forum Network presents the video lecture “The Reality of Making Audio Drama”

Or watch the American Experience documentary from PBS:

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