Whatever You Do, Don't Panic

Hear Orson Welles' original War of the Worlds broadcast 71 years (to the minute!) after it first freaked out radio listeners.

Whatever You Do, Don't Panic

As a promotional tie-in to the Dec. 4 theatrical release of Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, Welles' famous, panic-inducing original radio broadcast of War of the Worlds will be streamed on the internets today at 7pm.

The broadcast, which will be aired in its entirety, is happening 71 years to the minute after the original, which, you will recall (although probably not first-handedly), was mistaken by many radio listeners for news of a real alien invasion. So, you know, just keep your wits about you, people.

The broadcast happens tonight (Friday, Oct. 30) at 7pm at waroftheworldstribute.com. And while you're here, why not check out the trailer for Me and Orson Welles?

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