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Radio Lab: War of the Worlds November 10, 2008

Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Radio Drama.
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In its November 4, 2008 broadcast, and in honor of the 70th anniversary of the classic Orson Welles radio play about martians invading New Jersey, Radio Lab asks: why did people believe it was really happening? And why has this stunt continued to fool people since? From Santiago, Chile to Buffalo, New York to a particularly disastrous evening in Quito, Ecuador.

NOTE: This is a rebroadcast of the Season 4 War of the Worlds episode, taped live at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

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Radio Lab on WNYC

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/

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