War Of The Worlds On The Radio
It was a scary Halloween Eve for millions of Americans back on October 30, 1938 when the “Mercury Players on the Air”, starring Orson Welles broadcast “War of The Worlds”, by science fiction writer H.G. Wells. As radio was in its early days, over 2 million people listening thought it was real, and started to panic. Seeing that it’s Halloween today during the “Frog Days of Fall”, I thought it would be fun to take a listen to a bit of that broadcast.
The next day, Orson Welles apologized for unintentionally scarring much of New York City and New Jersey! Here’s a brief audio clip of that classic show during the Golden Age of Radio.