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KCPW Extra: Panic, Mayhem, Hysteria – War of the Worlds


1938-War-of-Worlds-WellesSeventy-seven years ago today, American radio audiences, believing that a Martian invasion was underway, went absolutely nuts. Panicked masses fled to the hills, or went underground, or said teary farewells to their loved-ones, believing the end was nigh. Did the radio adaptation of H.G. Wells famous tale really inspire mass hysteria? Roger McDonough takes a look for this KCPW extra.

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