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        War of the Worlds - The Mic Went Dead

        The War of the Worlds has become one of the most legendary radio broadcasts in history. Twenty-three year old Orson Welles directed the famous radio drama on October 30, 1938, the night before Halloween referred to as "Mischief Night." Throughout the program, which would come to be known as "The Panic Broadcast," ten actors and a 27 piece orchestra eagerly awaited his direction. Learn more with this excerpt from American Experience: "War of the Worlds."

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