Thursday, April 23, 2009

War of the World's

On October 30, 1938 Radio stations played a segment from Orson Welle's " War of the Worlds". This causes mass hysteria along the people who were listening. Many of them ran out of their homes, and packed up their cars. In
a way this was kind of the same thing that happened 100 years prior with the moon hoax. The "Golden Age " of radio was beginning. Since people thought at this time that they were really getting attacked by martians they wanted to continue to listen to the radio for more updates. But little did they know it was just an excerpt of the the book.


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