Thomas Heathwood HeritageRadio@msn.com
Wed Jul 11 02:27:55 EDT 2012

  No, radio never "banned" radio dramas with simulated newscasts included.  The "War of the Worlds"  incident was largely overblown
  and only a fraction of the  "aftermath stories" ever actually happened.  Most people agreed with CBS that it was very obvious  the story was a radio play - an adaptation of H. G. Wells' famed story. In the "golden days" of radio there were hundreds of dramas that were compelling in their reality,  and used many devices to do so.  The Mercury Theater On The Air  became famous as a result of that single program and soon was sponsored by Campbell Soup and became The Campbell Theater that also became famous for their yearly presentation of "A Christmas Carol" with Orson Welles and Lionel Barrymore.    Tom Heathwoof - Heritage Radio Theatre - (http://www.vintageradioclassics.com/broadcast/<about:blank>)

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