American Experience: War of the Worlds
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 10/29/2013
In 1938, one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated against the American people was launched to great effect: an invasion by Mars. Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater Company’s sci-fi radio show recreating the H.G. Wells novel incited mass hysteria across the country as people took to the streets fearing a Martian invasion of New Jersey was about to radiate to the rest of the nation. PBS investigates that broadcast and the jittery nation’s outrageous response. 2013/color/60 min/NR/widescreen.
|Run Time:||60 minutes|