War of the Worlds

Radiolab
8:20 am
Tue December 16, 2014

War of the Worlds

11/01/2014 - On this hour, a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history:  Orson Welles' 1938 radio play about Martians invading New Jersey, "The Ware of the Worlds."

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91622-war-of-the-worlds/

MTPR Live Re-Creations
8:39 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

"War of the Worlds" Audio

If you missed the live broadcast on October 30th, 2013, there's no cause for alarm; 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, "War of the Worlds," along with director Ray Ekness's

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75th Anniversary of War of the Worlds
2:46 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

MTPR's Live Re-Creation of War of the Worlds

(from left) Ray Fanning, John Twiggs, Saxon Holbrook, Pattie Corrigan Ekness, Gus Chambers and Michael Marsolek

Original version repeats Thursday, Oct 31st at 1:00pm --- Montana version repeats Tuesday, Nov 5 at 1:00pm

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. 

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Director Ray Ekness on "Front Row Center"
8:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

War of the Worlds: Orson Welles and his Little Green Men

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 Mercury Theater's 1938 War of the Worlds radio drama.  Writer Howard Koch and director/narrator Orson Welles adapted the plot of H.G.

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