Broadcast Hysteria

A. Brad Schwartz talked about his book, Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News, about the reaction to the… read more

Broadcast Hysteria A. Brad Schwartz talked about his book, Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News, about the reaction to the 1938 Orson Welle’s radio broadcast of War of the Worlds. The broadcast had six million listeners, one million of which said they believed it was real. In his book, Mr. Schwartz argues that while the myth of the broadcast creating a widespread panic is still conventional wisdom, the real concern of listeners at the time was over the power of radio in society. A video about the book which included historical images, including remarks by Orson Welles, was also played. close

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Broadcast Hysteria

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Program ID:
326380-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Jun 29, 2015 | 1:32am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 03, 2015 | 11:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jun 29, 2015 | 1:32am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 04, 2015 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 05, 2015 | 6:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 03, 2015 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 03, 2015 | 11:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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