30 October 2009

War Of The Worlds Broadcast Tonight

Martians will land again Friday night. Seventy-one years ago Orson Welles pulled a fast one on his radio audience. It was his idea of a pre-Halloween joke. He and his Mercury Theater on the Air altered H.G. Wells' classic The War of the Worlds to make it sound like an urgent news broadcast, reporting that Martians were landing on Earth.

Now, to mark the anniversary, a recording of the broadcast will be streamed Friday night on the Internet at waroftheworldstribute.com. It starts at the same moment across the country: 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain and 5 p.m. Pacific.

Source: Kentucky Post

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