JFK Part II
Follow Kennedy into the White House, through his assassination and the unfulfilled promise of his presidency.
JFK Part I
Charting the years of President John F. Kennedy.
War of the Worlds
The 1938 radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds."
From Martian to German
Fear and the Great Depression
Chronicling the 16-year struggle to fashion Mount Rushmore.
By the time of the "War of the Worlds" broadcast in 1938, U.S. citizens had been suffering through the Great Depression for nearly ten years. In his 1933 inaugural address, FDR recognized that the dominant mood of the country in the 1930s was not anger or resentment at the capitalist system but in fact was shame and fear.
War of the Worlds Premieres October 29, 9pm - the 75th anniversary of The Panic Broadcast! Would the broadcast have fooled you?
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