War of the Worlds

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War of the WorldsIn our very first live hour, we take a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history: Orson Welles' 1938 radio play about Martians invading New Jersey. The War of the Worlds is believed to have fooled over a million people when it originally aired, and it's continued to fool people since--from Santiago, Chile to Buffalo, New York to a particularly disastrous evening in Quito, Ecuador. (Live at the FitzGerald Theater)

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Hosts:
Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich