Grover’s Mill! Yeah, I went there, 75 years later. There’s a park and a plaque, and signs along a path with background info about Orson Welles and the panic broadcast of 1938, all on the exact spot where the Martians were said to have landed!
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has produced a show about that fateful night when young actor/director Orson Welles’s radio production of H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds sent so many people into a panic. AND IT’S ON TONIGHT AT 9:00pm, or 8:00pm Central where I live!
Here’s a very tiny snip:
Should I point out that the actual anniversary is tomorrow, not today? Nah.
Hot off the cutting room floor! Here’s the video of launch day for Radio Girl, including must-see clips of folks whistling “like canaries.”
Carol Brendler is the author of the young adult novel RADIO GIRL (Holiday House) September 5, 2013.
Coming 2014: A picture book, NOT VERY SCARY, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, from FSG.
Also by Carol Brendler: WINNIE FINN, WORM FARMER (FSG, 2009) a picture book illustrated by Ard Hoyt.