Author Topic: Original War of the Worlds broadcast  (Read 960 times)

Offline Shorty

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Original War of the Worlds broadcast
« on: October 01, 2009, 09:53:58 PM »
Ok, i'm not sure who knows about the story of the first radio broadcast on october 31 in 1938, but i got a 60's taperecorder and my dad got me intrested in the whole ordeal around it...getting me to search for the origional broadcast...and i found it!

And, well, u know me XD random and weird at times :P so for those interested, the broadcast player is under the photo:

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/orsonwellswaroftheworlds.htm

some news items of 1938 after panic broke out in new york due to the broadcast:
http://www.war-of-the-worlds.org/Radio/Newspapers/Oct31/NYT.html

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Re: Original War of the Worlds broadcast
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 11:54:06 PM »
I remember hearing about it when I was a kid, and we read the book in high school. Apparently a lot of people took the radio broadcast seriously, it caused quite a panic. The book is quite good, too.

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Re: Original War of the Worlds broadcast
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 11:56:02 PM »
fucking brilliant! one of the most underrated albums ever. the music is fantastic and the narration sucks you into the story. fantastic