The War of the Worlds

15 October 2018 Community Calendar

Tune in to hear the broadcast that horrified a nation!

WTTR will be broadcasting “The War of the Worlds” on October 31st Halloween Night from 8-9pm

Experience the fear as a normal broadcast devolves into a play by play of a Martian invasion of earth.

“The War of The Worlds” originally aired October 30, 1938 as a Halloween episode of the American Radio Series the Mercury Theatre on the Air.

The show, directed and narrated by Orson Welles, was an adaptation of the H. G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds (1898). The broadcast became infamous for the mass panic it caused as listners believed they were listening to a real event, though the scale of the panic is uncertain as the program was not widely consumed.