Spooked! : how a radio broadcast and The war of the worlds sparked the 1938 invasion of America / Gail Jarrow.Material type: TextPublisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, Copyright date: �2018Edition: First edition.Description: 139 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781629797762; 1629797766.Subject(s): War of the worlds (Radio program) -- Juvenile literature | War of the worlds (Radio program) | Science fiction radio programs -- Psychological aspects -- Juvenile literature | Radio broadcasting -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Hoaxes in mass media -- Juvenile literature | Radio broadcasting -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Instructional and educational works. | Instructional and educational works.DDC classification: 070.43 | 791.44/72
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-134) and index.
Describes the panic induced when listeners believed Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" to be news of an alien invasion, discussing the context in which the broadcast was aired and why it was so convincing.
Haunted on Halloween Eve -- Mercury rises -- Taking to the air -- Blood-red planet -- Plotting the invasion -- The final day -- The attack -- Panic -- "Wreckage" -- It's all over -- Extra! Extra! Read all about it! -- Dear Mr. Welles -- Fallout -- Dear FCC -- "Too darn realistic" -- Soft landing.