"An examination of the power of mass media to create panic. In Radio Lab's very first live hour, we take a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history - Orson Welles' 1938 radio play about Martians invading New Jersey. And we ask: Why did it fool people then? And why has it continued to fool people since? From Santiago, Chile to Buffalo, New York to a particularly disastrous evening in Quito, Ecuador. "
......from WNYC Radio, listen online or download
LATER....definitely worth a click!
ALSO....From the Internet Archive, Studio One: The Night America Trembled (1957)
"The War of the Worlds broadcast is re-told in dramatic fashion. It is interesting to note that Orson Welles name is pretty much left out of this re-telling. Still, a fascinating look into the effects that night had on the average American citizen. Also, look for a very young Warren Beatty playing cards."