NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 30, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) 50th anniversary of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast announced. Report introduced.
(Grovers Mill, New Jersey: Douglas Kiker) Impact of "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast reviewed; excerpts played, photos shown from 1938. Recollections of Grovers Mill residents given. [Dick STIVES, Henry SEARS, Wally DYE - recall broadcast] Panic resulting from radio program detailed. [Mary STIVES, former state trooper John GENZ - comment.] [Program writer Howard KOCH - recalls people's response.] [In 1938, WELLES - talks about broadcast] [In 1970s, WELLES - says he got a huge laugh out of reaction.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Associated Press dispatch on panic in region of north Portugal upon rebroadcast of "War of the Worlds" quoted.