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The Mic Went Dead

The War of the Worlds has become the one 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.

“War of the Worlds” premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.