Orson Welles “War Of The Worlds” in history today: The Presteblog
78 years ago today, a Cheesehead (though the term was still young then) scared the pants off of most of America with his radio broadcast. Orson Welles was a Wisconsin native who grew up in Kenosha, and became one of the greatest filmmakers in history.
Today in 1938, CBS (radio, obviously, because there was no TV yet) broadcasted The Mercury Theater on the Air production of “The War of the Worlds,” from H.G. Wells’ novel. Some number of listeners who missed the opening (such as those listening to the NBC Red Network’s “Chase and Sanborn” show with ventriloquist Edgar Bergen who […]