Orson Welles is known for his impressive work on both sides of the movie camera, but he actually cut his storytelling teeth, so to speak, in radio. He wrote, produced, and narrated the teleplays that had the whole country tuning in each evening, and he was good! Maybe a little too good, in fact, because one fateful night in 1938, right before Halloween, Welles delivered an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ science fiction classic War of the Worlds (later adapted for the screen starring one Tom Cruise) that was so brilliant it literally caused a panic. Or did he? Turns out, there are many layers in this parfait of media manipulation...