RadioLab http://wunc.org en 75 Years Ago, 'War Of The Worlds' Started A Panic. Or Did It? http://wunc.org/post/75-years-ago-war-worlds-started-panic-or-did-it We interrupt this blog to bring you a special bulletin:<p><blockquote><p><strong> Martians have invaded New Jersey!</strong><p></blockquote><p>OK, as far as we know that hasn't happened.<p>But we wanted to issue that faux alert because 75 years ago tonight, as our friend Korva Coleman pointed out on the NPR Newscast, Orson Welles and his troupe of radio actors interrupted the Columbia Broadcasting System's programming to "report" that our planet had been invaded.<p>Ever since then, it's been accepted as fact that the broadcast scared the dickens out of many Americans.<p><a href="http://www.npr Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:14:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 24952 at http://wunc.org 75 Years Ago, 'War Of The Worlds' Started A Panic. Or Did It?