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War of the Welles Documentary

From: KPCC
Series: War of the Worlds 75th Anniversary: from SCPR & George Takei
Length: 49:28

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New documentary from R.H. Greene, "War of the Welles," telling the back-story of the production of "War of the Worlds", correcting many myths, and explaining why it works as a radio broadcast. Also available is a broadcast of the original War of the Worlds, available here: http://www.prx.org/pieces/103631. Take the documentary or the broadcast, or both!

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Southern California Public Radio is distributing a rights-paid, radio-friendly version of the original 1938 CBS broadcast . There's also this new documentary from R.H. Greene, "War of the Welles," telling the back-story of the production, correcting many myths, and explaining why it works as a radio broadcast.

Both the 1938 rebroadcast and the new documentary are introduced by sci-fi icon George Takei, star of the "Star Trek" tv and film series. And best of all, both programs, produced by SCPR's John Rabe, are available free of charge to any station.

(Our license to air the 1938 "The War of the Worlds" expires November 4, 2013. The documentary "War of the Welles" may be run after that date.)

Piece Description

Southern California Public Radio is distributing a rights-paid, radio-friendly version of the original 1938 CBS broadcast . There's also this new documentary from R.H. Greene, "War of the Welles," telling the back-story of the production, correcting many myths, and explaining why it works as a radio broadcast.

Both the 1938 rebroadcast and the new documentary are introduced by sci-fi icon George Takei, star of the "Star Trek" tv and film series. And best of all, both programs, produced by SCPR's John Rabe, are available free of charge to any station.

(Our license to air the 1938 "The War of the Worlds" expires November 4, 2013. The documentary "War of the Welles" may be run after that date.)

Timing and Cues

SCPR WAR OF THE WELLES

CUE SHEET

SCPR War of the Welles Billboard – 00:59

SCPR War of the Welles Seg A – 15:52
OQ: “…Southern California Public Radio.”

SCPR War of the Welles Seg B – 14:52
OQ: “…Southern California Public Radio.” + MUSIC

SCPR War of the Welles Seg C – 17:55
OQ: (WELLES) “…it’s Halloween.”