| Clip Of Broadcast Hysteria

Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News

User-Created Clip
by CSPANCLASSROOM
December 13, 2016

A. Brad Schwartz talked about the reaction to the 1938 Orson Welle's radio broadcast of War of the Worlds. The broadcast had six million… read more

A. Brad Schwartz talked 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. He 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. close

Report Video Issue

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News

2,436 Views
Program ID:
326380-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Purchase a Download

Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News

  • MP3 audio - Standard
    Price:
    $0.99

User Created Clips from This Video