Re: “War Of The Worlds” Shocks Portland & N.W.


From what I understand, the program was up against “Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy”, a top rated show that happened to feature an opera singer that night and people tuned away in droves after the premise was established. All they heard were musical selections, interrupted by what appeared to be network news bulletins. Add to that, the fear of a Nazi attack and I can see how panic ensued.