KCPW Presents: “Skeptic Check: War of the Worlds” (10/25/19)

Image by: Seth Shostak Skeptic Check: War of the Worlds

It was the most famous invasion that never happened. But Orson Welles’ 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast sure sounded convincing as it described an existential Martian attack. The public panicked. Or did it? New research says that claims of mass hysteria were overblown.

This special will air on Friday October 25th at 10 AM and 8 PM here on 88.3 FM KCPW.