75 Years Since "War of the Worlds" Broadcast, Hoaxes Live On

The 1938 radio program panicked America. Or did it? Could the same happen today?

Orson Welles broadcasts his radio show of H.G. Wells's science fiction novel, "The War of the Worlds," in a New York studio on October 30, 1938. The realistic account of an invasion from Mars caused some listeners to panic.


Image of the 125 Anniversary logo October 30, 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles's infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast.