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Friday, October 31, 2008

The Greatest Radio Broadcast Ever Was 70 Years Ago

I'm actually a day behind with this, but it is something that has always intrigued me - The Mercury Theater version of War of the Worlds. Here is an article from the New York Daily News. Did this really panic the East Coast or was this blown out of proportion by newspapers competing against radio? Was it Nelson Eddy singing on the Chase & Sandborn Hour that caused people to change the station and miss the opening disclaimer? Why do some people condemn Orson Welles for this, yet think talk radio is a great thing?

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