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Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Oct 25, 2012 11:48 AM

The weekend on witfRadiolab takes a look at a classic radio moment from 1938. They examine of the power of mass media to create panic. Radiolab takes a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history: Orson Welles' 1938 radio play about Martians invading New Jersey. "The War of the Worlds" is believed to have fooled over a million people when it originally aired, and it's continued to fool people since--from Santiago, Chile to Buffalo, New York to a particularly disastrous evening in Quito, Ecuador.

Join us for Radiolab this weekend on witf...Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 4pm.

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New to Radiolab?  It's an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radiolab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture, and information to sound like music.

Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, Radiolab is designed for listeners who demand skepticism but appreciate wonder; who are curious about the world, but also want to be moved and surprised. Radiolab won a Peabody Award in 2011.

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