War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Sunday, October 31 • 6pm
Presented by Pete’s Auto Service

In 1938 thousands of people were fooled into believing that Martians had invaded New Jersey when they mistook a broadcast of H.G. Wells War of the Worlds for a newscast of real events.

It was simply the weekly broadcast of Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater. That week, in honor of Halloween, they had decided to stage a highly dramatized and updated version of H.G. Wells story, The War of the Worlds.

WFIN invites you to hear the original broadcast as it aired on the evening of October 30, 1938.