American Experience: War of the Worlds

American Experience: War of the Worlds

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From PBS and American Experience - Relive Orson Welles' infamous radio dramatization 75 years after the mass hysteria event it spawned. The film examines the elements that made America ripe for the hoax: America's longtime fascination with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; the shocking Hindenburg explosion of 1937; and Welles himself, the 23-year-old wunderkind director of the drama and mischief-maker supreme.
Starring Oliver Platt
Director Cathleen O'Connell