Seventy-five years ago, radios across America crackled to the sound of an ominous revelation.
Actor and director Orson Welles led the nation through a chilling tale of a Martian invasion of Earth.
The radio broadcast was, of course, just a story. But “The War of the Worlds” on October 30, 1938 set off a wave of panic and became an American cultural touchstone. Now, there’s a new connection to the old legend.