A Look Behind Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds Broadcast

wed10mar6:30 pmwed7:30 pmA Look Behind Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds Broadcast6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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On the Eve of Halloween 1938, a young actor/director broadcast a radio drama based on a 40-year-old novel: The War of the Worlds.

While Orson Welles’ original broadcast had a relatively low audience, the impact it had, and continues to have, on American Pop Culture is staggering. How much of that impact was reality, and how much has been exaggerated? Were there riots in the streets from panicked listeners? Did Orson Welles know he would frighten listeners, or was this an unintended accident?

A Zoom lecture presented by Laura F. Keyes.

RSVP is required. Online registration closes 24 hours prior to the start of the event, but you may call the library or email the organizer (below) on the day of an event to make a late reservation


(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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