Orson Welles could not imagine how anyone could believe that Martians had really landed in New Jersey. At the CBS press conference the day following his "War of the Worlds" broadcast, Welles was asked whether he believed he had taken advantage of the public. "I can't image an invasion from Mars would find ready acceptance," responded Welles.
"War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.