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Have you ever heard "The War of the Worlds" broadcast?
This October 30th is the 75th anniversary of the Mercury Theatre on the Air’s radio broadcast of “The War of the Worlds.” The play updated of H.G. Wells’ novel about a Martian invasion of turn-of-the century England, presenting it as a series of news broadcasts.
Many listeners tuned in late, missing the opening disclaimers. The result was a mass panic, and Houston was not immune.
If you or one of your relatives heard the broadcast, we want to hear from you.
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