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Topic: Orson Welles broadcast of War of the Worlds

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Subject: Orson Welles broadcast of War of the Worlds
Date Posted: 10/31/2008 5:07 PM ET
Member Since: 9/2/2007
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Here's the broadcast that caused panic back when it was first aired. People thought it was real. The anniversary of the broadcast was yesterday, but oh well I'm a day late. Enjoy!

http://www.radioheardhere.com/waroftheworlds/

Date Posted: 11/5/2008 9:47 AM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2007
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Cool.  Oh how I wish I could have witnessed that day, even if I was running around like a lunatic with everyone else.  Orson Welles rules!

When I was about 8 my grandad told me about this.  He said some people even tried to commit suicide because they thought aliens were invading.  My response "But didn't they sue the radio station when they found out it was fake?"  Apparenly people didn't think that way back then.  Imagine if something like that happened now.