# 1938: Orson Welles Responds to 'War of the Worlds' Panic

Welles tells reporters he was surprised by the "profound effect upon radio listeners."
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Transcript for 1938: Orson Welles Responds to 'War of the Worlds' Panic
-- -- But I and I left the -- press last night I went. Fifth person referred -- took -- two days and I had fun stuff we. Okay. -- of that kind. -- -- That but the people will be excited. But you don't. -- -- It was it was a it was -- -- -- -- remember that. I don't believe that I have since. It is. I'm terribly shocked by the effect it's. That the method -- -- Against through tonight. I don't know what the legislation. We'll do almost anything was perfect -- -- -- happened. We didn't have the birth death. -- -- -- -- -- And that's the case -- -- presidents -- The story. -- -- -- -- Fantasy of the original performance exceeded its fifth interest burdens and -- both. Monsters. -- --

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