War of the Worlds http://mtpr.org en "War of the Worlds" Audio http://mtpr.org/post/war-worlds-audio <p>If you missed the live broadcast on October 30th, 2013, there's <a href="http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/227647/threatened-by-radio-newspapers-exaggerated-war-of-the-worlds-panic/" target="_blank">no cause for alarm</a>; here it is, tentacles, tote bags, and all: Montana Public Radio's 75 anniversary re-enactment of the 1938 Orson Welles-Mercury Theatre radio drama, "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/movies/homevideo/welles-peaks-the-stranger-and-pbss-war-of-the-worlds.html?_r=0" target="_blank">War of the Worlds</a>," along with director Ray Ekness's <a href="http://w Fri, 01 Nov 2013 02:39:55 +0000 mtpr.org 10495 at http://mtpr.org "War of the Worlds" Audio MTPR's Live Re-Creation of War of the Worlds http://mtpr.org/post/mtprs-live-re-creation-war-worlds <p><strong>Original version repeats Thursday, Oct 31st at 1:00pm --- Montana version repeats Tuesday, Nov 5 at 1:00pm</strong></p><p></p><p></p><p>Space ships crashing to earth—an alien invasion—a battle for the planet. On October 30th, 1938, the Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on the Air’s War of the Worlds broadcast caused panic, frightened some listeners, and entertained others, around the country.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:46:22 +0000 MTPR 10309 at http://mtpr.org MTPR's Live Re-Creation of War of the Worlds War of the Worlds: Orson Welles and his Little Green Men http://mtpr.org/post/war-worlds-orson-welles-and-his-little-green-men <p>Sunday, October 27th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with "Heat Ray" Ekness, Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Montana, about Montana Public Radio's October 30th re-enactment of the <a href="http://www.mercurytheatre.info/" target="_blank">Mercury Theater</a>'s 1938 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds_%28radio_drama%29" target="_blank"><em>War of the Worlds</em></a> radio drama.&nbsp; Writer Howard Koch and director/narrator Orson Welles adapted the plot of H.G. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 10170 at http://mtpr.org War of the Worlds: Orson Welles and his Little Green Men