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"American Experience" War of the Worlds (2013)

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Original Air Date:
29 October 2013 (Season 25, Episode 1)
Plot:
An account of Orson Welles' 1938 radio drama broadcast that inadvertently started a mass panic. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast)
Charissa Allen

Julian Arahanga

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself - Film Director

Brenda Isaacs Booth ... Bertha Boughton (as Brenda Isaacs-Booth)

Brady Coleman
Lucien Douglas
Susan Douglas ... Herself - Historian

Bart Fletcher

Babs George

Jennifer Griffin ... Florence Rohm
Paul Heyer ... Himself - Media Historian

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)

Annalee Jefferies
Betsy Lindley
Tim Mateer
Herbert Morrison ... Himself - Announcer Witnessing Hindenburg Disaster (archive sound)
Chris Olson ... Louis F. Heidenrich

Oliver Platt ... Narrator

Tony Sears

Ashley Spillers ... Gerta S. Brown
Mj Vandivier

Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)

Irene White ... Esther L. Hoadley

Episode Crew
Directed by
Cathleen O'Connell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michelle Ferrari  story
Michelle Ferrari  telescript
A. Brad Schwartz  story

Produced by
Susan Bellows .... series producer
Sharon Grimberg .... executive producer
Molly Jacobs .... producer
Melissa Martin .... coordinating producer
Heather Merrill .... associate producer
Heather Merrill .... associate producer
Susan Mottau .... coordinating producer
Cathleen O'Connell .... producer
Mark Samels .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Kusiak 
 
Cinematography by
Jason Longo 
Stephen McCarthy 
 
Film Editing by
Brian Funck 
 
Makeup Department
Jacenda Barrett .... hair stylist
Jacenda Barrett .... makeup artist
Jacenda Burkett .... makeup department head
Becky Friend .... hair stylist
Becky Friend .... makeup artist
Nancy Rankin .... hair stylist
Nancy Rankin .... makeup artist
Marcy Skyer .... hair stylist
Marcy Skyer .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Vanessa Ezersky .... post-production manager
Nancy Sherman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Smith .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yvonne Boudreaux .... art department crew
Chris Clayton .... art department crew
Brad Haviland .... art department crew
Fabian Valdez .... art department crew
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound editor
John Bentley .... sound recordist
John Chiarolanzio .... foley artist
Peter Deutscher .... sound recordist
Johnny O'Connor .... sound recordist (as John O'Connor)
Jamie Scarpuzza .... sound recordist
Matt Snedecor .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Brink .... assistant camera
Wes Dixon .... best boy lighting
Steve Drake .... key grip
Josh Taylor .... gaffer
Steve Urban .... best boy grip
 
Animation Department
Alisa Placas Frutman .... animator (as Alisa Placas)
Aaron Nee .... animator
 
Casting Department
Vicky Boone .... casting
Catherine DeMartino .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lauren Grace Burns .... wardrobe (as Lauren Burns)
Virginia Johnson .... wardrobe
Mirin Soliz .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Spencer Gentry .... post-production
John Jenkins-Stark .... post-production
Don Wyllie .... colorist
Don Wyllie .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Beth Cohen .... musician: violin
Joel Goodman .... composer: theme music
Rob Jaret .... composer: additional music
Rob Jaret .... musician: synthesizer
John Kusiak .... musician: keyboard
Billy Novick .... musician: clarinet
Richard Ranti .... musician: bassoon
Richard Sebring .... musician: french horn
P. Andrew Willis .... composer: additional music
P. Andrew Willis .... musician: synthesizer
 
Transportation Department
Jerry Patin .... driver
 
Other crew
Casey Davis .... special project assistant
Max Fathom .... craft service
Susana Fernandes .... project administration
Jay Fialkov .... legal
Janice Flood .... legal
Carmen Guzman .... intern
Paul Heyer .... advisor
Stephen Hooker .... production assistant
Scott Kardel .... legal
Ismael Leiva IV .... production assistant (as Ismael Levia)
Mary Lugo .... publicist
Julianna Newmeyer .... production secretary
Lauren Noyes .... project administration
Chika Offurum .... accountant
Lauren Prestileo .... publicist
Rich Remsberg .... archival researcher
Olivia Rotenberg .... intern
Joshua Seftel .... recreations director
Chynna Shapiro .... intern
Leslie Strain .... transcriptor
Cara White .... publicist
Helen K.C. Yung .... bookkeeping
 
Thanks
Lauren Amundson .... special thanks
Mary Louise Bill .... special thanks
Carter Cook .... special thanks
Jonathan Edwards .... special thanks
John Gosling .... special thanks
Elizabeth Kreimendahl .... special thanks
Marynell Levine .... special thanks
Peter Koch Shawn Purcell .... special thanks
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Fitzmeyer  developer
Henry Hampton  creator

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Cheesy and Irresponsible "Mock"umentary, 29 August 2015
Author: klasikvhs from United States

The subject of this "documentary" (which seems more like a MOCKumentary) is my favorite real-life Halloween story of all-time. And I always thought that "American Experience" was a reputable series on PBS, but this episode has change that perception. I may never see this series the same way again. I don't think I saw any disclaimers or anything but it appears to me that they present fake interviews with horribly unskilled actors reciting words written by various real people from the late 1930's from various sources...as real as if making their own brilliant statement on Welles' original take on the media. Nice try ...for an amateur documentary ...crushing failure for an iconic series like American Experience.

It also drags on and on and on and the narrator's voice or manner is not conducive to holding an audience's attention.

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