Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
War of the Worlds:American Experience-Tues., Oct. 29 at 8p on WOSU
Timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ infamous radio drama, “War of the Worlds” explores this unprecedented and little understood event. With the CBS radio broadcast serving as its narrative spine, the film examines the elements that together created one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history, including our longtime fascination with life on Mars and the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium.Â Public reaction, forever immortalized in thousands of letters written to CBS, the Federal Communications Commission and Mr. Welles himself, are dramatized in on-camera interviews, bringing to life the people who listened that night to the broadcast and thought it was either awfully good fun or the end of the world.