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The Day That Panicked America: The War of the Worlds Scandal

The Day That Panicked America: The War of the Worlds Scandal

This program examines the frailty of the world in 1938, its real horrors, and the fallout of Welles popularity in which he never recovered. The real horror of the 1930's only escalated with this broadcast. The world was about to enter into a new phase of terror in which the The War of the Worlds Mercury Theatre broadcast was simply the metaphor of what was to come-World War II and the Rise of the Third Reich! This program explains much of the hysteria caused by this broadcast, the scandal that followed, and the question of whether it could ever happen again.

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