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Broadcast Hysteria : Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News

Author: A Brad Schwartz; 3M Company.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
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On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens blaring in the background, announcers in the field described mysterious creatures, terrifying war machines, and thick clouds of poison gas moving toward New York City. As the invading force approached Manhattan, some listeners sat transfixed, while others  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A Brad Schwartz; 3M Company.
ISBN: 9780809031634 0809031639
OCLC Number: 1014316170
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Schwartz, A. Brad.

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On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens blaring in the background, announcers in the field described mysterious creatures, terrifying war machines, and thick clouds of poison gas moving toward New York City. As the invading force approached Manhattan, some listeners sat transfixed, while others ran to alert neighbors or to call the police. Some even fled their homes. But the hair-raising broadcast was not a real news bulletin-it was Orson Welles's adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic -- Broadcast Hysteria.

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