Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween: War of the Worlds

Happy Halloween!

The complete broadcast from October 30 1938:

Some documentary video about that night in 1938:



Less well known are several copycat broadcasts, which, like Orson Welles's production, took extensive and interesting liberties with the H.G. Wells story. One of the better is from 1968, WKBW Buffalo New York. It actually caused a bit of a panic itself, as had the 1938 broadcast. Here is more from WKBW itself. The complete audio of the 1971 rebroadcast is at the bottom of the page..or,

HERE in Windows media format.

Once you get past the late 60s era disk jockeying and treacle top 40 music, and into the "news coverage" portion, it gets quite good. Dig the sound effect typewriters in the background, phones ringing, they are ever present, even to the end. Classic 60s - 70s era radio stock audio.

After a two week hiatus, Lions Occupy Win Column

So, it's time for some call-and-respond human megaphoneage, led of course by Opera Man Lions Fan. Over to you OMLF:

Answered by the Occupy Ford Field Coalition:

And from the Occupy Cuteness Corner: