Live coverage begins Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM


The Historical Society of Carroll County's Talks at the Tavern - The Panic Broadcast

Presented by Frank Batavick. In 1938, the Mercury Theater of the Air’s dramatization of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds frightened millions, triggered a FCC ruling, became a case study in the power of the media, and is now a Halloween staple. How and why did it work so well? Frank Batavick plays excerpts from the historic radio program and discusses its continuing power and appeal.

This program will be streamed live online and broadcast live on cable channel HD-1086 and channel 19. It will be recorded for rebroadcast

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