On a Sunday
night in 1938 Orson Welles and the CBS Mercury Theatre scared the
daylights out of America with an adaptation of H.G. Wells' War
of the Worlds.
No one at the
network realized the impact the hour-long program would have. In
those days, if you heard it on radio it had to be real.
The Orson Welles
production was rebroadcast on WDRC
Halloween night 1971; click
here for details.
carried the broadcast and here's what The Hartford Courant
had to say the next day, mentioning neither the station or the network