Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Did you know...
... that today is War of the Worlds Day? On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and the Mercury Players broadcast H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. The first two-thirds of the 60-minute
broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news
bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual
alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. The
broadcast caused panic among listeners who believed it was a
real news report. The episode secured Welles's fame.