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TWTD Archive – October 20th, 2007

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REMEMBERING OCTOBER 30, 1938 

Originally broadcast on WDCB
Saturday, October 20, 2007  

THE SHADOW  (10-30-38)“The Isle of Fear” starring Bill Johnstone as Lamont Cranston with Agnes Moorehead as the lovely Margo Lane.  While vacationing in Haiti, Lamont and Margo hear about the Voodoo Festival of the Blue Moon.

SPEAKING OF RADIO   (10-6-88) Radio script-writer Howard Koch recalls the events leading up to and immediately after the Mercury Theatre broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” on October 30, 1938.  Chuck Schaden conducted this interview shortly before the 50th anniversary of the now-classic broadcast.

MERCURY THEATRE ON THE AIR (10-30-38)  Orson Welles – producer, director, host and performer – in the most famous radio broadcast of all time, the H. G. Wells story of an invasion from the planet Mars.  Radio adaptation by Howard Koch.

CHASE AND SANBORN HOUR (10-30-38) Emcee Don Ameche introduces Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Nelson Eddy, Dorothy Lamour, Judy Canova and guest Madeleine Carroll.  Edgar tells Charlie and the gang a Halloween ghost story.  This program was on opposite the Mercury Theatre’s production of “The War of the Worlds.”