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The cost was high though. There were 38 men in the militia in 1938. Only 4 remained alive in 1988.
Originally posted by JAK
After the excellent halloween evening I spent on ATS my intrest in this was rekinidled. I have, ever since I first learnt of Orson Wells broadcast, been fascinated by it and wondered if I would ever get to hear the original broadcast.
There are no doubt many that alread know this, but I found on the 'net not only details of the excellent Orson Wells' 1939 radio broadcast which caused so much chaos and is, in my humble opinion, a peice of history that everyone should hear, but also the script and the .mp3 available for download from The Mercury Theatre on the Air
Enjoy, I did.
does anyone have the newspaper article a day after the infamous 1938 war of the worlds radio show and did anyone record that radio show,the tv news and the transcript?.
A wave of mass hysteria seized thousands of radio listeners between 8:15 and 9:30 o'clock last night when a broadcast of a dramatization of H. G. Wells's fantasy, "The War of the Worlds," led thousands to believe that an interplanetary conflict had started with invading Martians spreading wide death and destruction in New Jersey and New York.
The broadcast, which disrupted households, interrupted religious services, created traffic jams and clogged communications systems, was made by Orson Welles, who as the radio character, "The Shadow," used to give "the creeps" to countless child listeners. This time at least a score of adults required medical treatment for shock and hysteria.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
Does that make any sense?
Originally posted by Gazrok
Actually, not too long ago, I believe Jedi was made an official religion in at least one country, as the result of a petition, etc.
It was the unique format of the broadcast (like a news report) that caused the uproar. Even though many times during the broadcast itself, it was announced that it was only a radio drama.