Broadcast Hysteria

Broadcast Hysteria

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

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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Publisher: New York :, Hill and Wang,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780809031610
0809031612
Characteristics: 337 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction
Journalism and showmanship
Winged Mercury
Martians of the mind's eye
Yours in terror
Public frightener no. 1
Air racketeers
The public interest
The story of the century
A matter of psychology
The horror man
Conclusion.

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mrsdagle
Nov 12, 2015

I was reintroduced to the subject by the PBS episode that also covered it. Fascinating historical backdrop and context, yet with relevance in today's era of "instant news".

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