Orson Welles' infamous radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" will be recalled this fall on PBS.
PBS announced its fall programming on Thursday. Among the highlights is an "American Experience" look at "The War of the Worlds.” It will air on Tuesday, October 29, at 9 p.m. ET – a day before the broadcast's 75th anniversary.
You can listen to the original Mercury Theatre On the Air production on the Wellesnet radio page.
According to the network, "Orson Welles’ infamous radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds set off one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history 75 years ago. The film examines the elements that made America ripe for the hoax."
Also of interest to Welles and Shakespeare fans will be "The Hollow Crown." The four-part miniseries assembles four of Shakespeare’s history plays (more...)