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MPBN, Denmark Radio Station Interview Socolow on ‘War of the Worlds’ Panic Myth

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network and AK 24syv, a Denmark radio program, interviewed Michael Socolow, an associate professor in the  Communication and Journalism Department at the University of Maine, about the overblown reports of panic following Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds.” Socolow spoke about the reported mass hysteria and disputes it, saying newspapers created the hype in an attempt to discredit radio and win over advertisers.

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