War of the Worlds was a radio broadcast that became one of the most famous broadcasts in history on October 30, 1938. The broadcast was a segment from an anthology series called Mercury on the Air that aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. This
Halloween episode was also known as “The Panic Broadcast”, bringing fear and panic to millions of Americans on this night.
Mass Hysteria: War of the Worlds
Directed and narrated by Orson Welles, War of the Worlds was not intended to be such a scandalous subject. Welles recorded the broadcast to make it sound like an invasion from Mars was taking place for a dramatic effect. As the broadcast went on, fake news reports were being announced describing the landing of an invasion