Profile of the Day: Orson Welles

Posted October 30, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Orson Welles

Seventy-five years ago today, Orson Welles broadcasted his radio play of H.G. Wells‘s The War of the Worlds, causing severe anxiety to many audiences across the United States. Presented as a series of news bulletins, many listeners mistakenly believed that Welles’ show was an actual live broadcast of an alien invasion. The widespread panic created by the program and media attention thereafter skyrocketed Welles’s notoriety and became one of the most famous radio broadcasts in history.

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