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A Grave Announcement

Shortly after 8 p.m. on the Halloween Eve, 1938, the voice of a panicked radio announcer broke in with a news bulletin reporting strange explosions taking place on the planet Mars, followed minutes later by a report that Martians had landed in the tiny town of Grovers Mill, New Jersey.

In conjunction with the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ famous radio broadcast, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s “War of the Worlds” premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.