Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News by A. Brad Schwartz

"This the West, sir.  When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." -- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance When I was in college, I had the good fortune to take a couple of journalism classes under an instructor who was an old school newspaper hound.  He talked about the power of mass communication and the … Continue reading Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News by A. Brad Schwartz

Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama by Brian Daley, George Lucas, full cast

I love radio.  Do you know why?  Because of Star Wars.  When NPR broadcast these radio dramas in 1981, I missed them.  I discovered their version of The Empire Strikes Back that same year, with a single half-hour episode airing once a week, every Sunday evening on AM radio.  It opened my world to the … Continue reading Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama by Brian Daley, George Lucas, full cast