Then And Now Kmh
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Then and NowKirstin HeinleApril 29, 2009
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War of the Worlds (radio broadcast)October 30, 1938CBS radio networkDirected and narrated by Orson WellesAdaptation of H.G. Wells War of the WorldsDepicted Martian invasion 60 minute showSimulated news bulletinNo commercials
Plot summaryOrdinary showMeteorite lands in Grovers Mill, New JerseyCrowd gathersCarl Phillips (character) reportsMeteorite unscrews, Martian emerges and heat-rays audienceEnds with radio operator asking Is anyone there??
War of the Worlds (a clip)
Public reaction6 million listeners Most people only listened to portion of showNewspapers exaggerated issueThreatened by radio broadcastingConcrete, WashingtonPower outage same time as broadcastPeople thought world was ending
NYT headline following day
That was thenhere is now"There is (now) a suspicion and a cynicism toward information that was not the case in 1938.--Robert Thompson, professor of media and culture, Syracuse University
So much information!
Lets have some funCONSPIRACY THEORY
But, of course..+
Leak report to APKEY WORDS:DesertLifeMysteriousLandingSpeculationInvestigationAlien
History of UFOsUFO sightingsInterview people who have seen sightingsGovt plans
In the meantimeGovt is tracking searchesIssuing anonymous surveys throughout Internet
Social Networking before the end
Microblog Madness After four years of coaching, the squirrel in my yard finally approached me. Now were all going to die. FML
Follow-up dead endsWe apologize for any confusion.
How do you get rid of a story?
Aint America great?
Yellow journalism ---hated radio---scared it would take overEdgar mitchell- UFO sightingsastronaut