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Golden Age of Radio: Program #141 (War of the Worlds)

Nov 1, 2020

Orson Welles
Credit Henrico Citizen

On this special edition of The Golden Age of Radio, a presentation of Mercury Theater on the Air’s original radio production of “The War of the Worlds” by H.G. Wells. Starring Orson Welles, the Mercury Theatre on the Air was an hour-long dramatic radio series which began in the summer of 1938 on the CBS Radio Network.  On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of mysterious creatures and terrifying war machines moving toward New York City.