A broadcast that struck fear into an already anxious nation, Orson Welles' War of the Worlds radio broadcast was the most famous alien invasion that never happened.
Actors, antique radios, and the greatest prank of all times. Behind the scenes with the producers of War of the Worlds.
Last year, a University of Michigan grad student applied for an internship at American Experience. He ended up with a Story By credit on War of the Worlds.
By the 1930s, the radio was becoming a staple in American homes. Now people didn't have to wait for the evening paper — breaking news came right into their living rooms.