Friday, October 30, 2015

Broadcast History (Re-post)

Reposting this one from last year: On this date in 1938 regarding a Halloween episode on The Mercury Theater on the Air  



The War of the Worlds aired as a radio broadcast on this date (October 30) in 1938. It was a Halloween episode on The Mercury Theater on the Air. It was mistaken as reality by a surprisingly large number of people. It was a case of fiction being misunderstood as reality
because of the way it was broadcast. It set a record for misunderstanding fiction for truth in media broadcasts that stood unmatched before being eclipsed in recent years by Fox News. 





[First posted at The Vidalia Onion: http://thevidaliaonionnews.blogspot.com/2014/10/today-in-history-war-of-worlds.html]


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