Peter Keavy presents Broadcast 1938 'The War of the Worlds'

DURATION 45 MINUTES

"We wanted people to understand that they shouldn’t take any opinion pre-digested, and they shouldn’t swallow everything that came through the tap whether it was radio or not."-Orson Welles 

 

In 1938, Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the air shocked the country of America with their hyper-realistic broadcast of "The War of The Worlds" by H.G Wells. In 2020, the term "fake news" is one which has caused controversy among politicians and journalists. Had Orson Welles predicted this cause for alarm?

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