During the 1930s, radio was considered an intimate and credible medium. . .
The War of the Worlds hoax was effective at fooling audiences because it created mass hysteria. . .
The War of the Worlds performers used familiar names and places as the setting for the alien attack. . .
One Explanation for The War of The Worlds panic is that the show aired just after the Munich crisis, a war scare that was referenced at the start of the broadcast. . .
The Mercury Theater used a convincing format to present The War of The Worlds to radio listeners. . .