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The Mic Went Dead

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The War of the Worlds has become the one most legendary radio broadcasts in history. Twenty-three year old Orson Welles directed the famous radio drama on October 30, 1938, the night before Halloween referred to as "Mischief Night." Throughout the program, which would come to be known as "The Panic Broadcast," ten actors and a 27 piece orchestra eagerly awaited his direction.

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War of the Worlds Preview

War of the Worlds Preview

A broadcast that struck fear into an already anxious nation, Orson Welles' War of the Worlds radio broadcas...

War of the Worlds: Outtakes

War of the Worlds: Outtakes

To bring freshness to the story behind Orson Welles' famous broadcast, producers used letters written by li...

Making War of the Worlds

Making War of the Worlds

Actors, antique radios, and the greatest prank of all times. Go behind the scenes with the producers of War...

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