Howard Koch, writer of The War Of The Worlds broadcast
In this atmosphere of tension, Orson Welles and his staff were
preparing their latest Mercury Theater presentation, a show that
has previously dramatised such novels as "The Count of Monte Cristo"
and "Dracula". On the face of it, The War Of The Worlds should have
had no greater effect on the listening public than the previous
broadcasts, which is to say, none at all, but Welles and his
writer Howard Koch were planning something special
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See also in the Radio Gallery
The War Of The Worlds. Santiago in Chile suffers a major panic when the Welles broadcast is remade to terrifying effect.
The War Of The Worlds. A third radio inspired panic was triggered in Quito, Ecuador, but this one was deadly.