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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

A Grave Announcement

  • Aired: 10/29/2013
  • 00:22
  • Rating: NR
Shortly after 8 p.m. on the Halloween Eve, 1938, the voice of a panicked radio announcer broke in with a news bulletin reporting strange explosions taking place on the planet Mars, followed minutes later by a report that Martians had landed in the tiny town of Grovers Mill, New Jersey. "War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.
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In Oct. 1938, a panicked radio announcer reported that Martians had landed in New Jersey.
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