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Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen

Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen

In yet another contributing factor, it is thought that many people (upwards of 50%) tuned in late to the broadcast. This was largely because a great many listeners switched at an inopportune moment from a rival network, which was broadcasting the wildly popular Charlie McCarthy Show. About 10 minutes into this show, a singer would be introduced, and .... read more.


See also

Radio

1944
War Of The Worlds, Santiago, Chile

The War Of The Worlds. Santiago in Chile suffers a major panic when the Welles broadcast is remade to terrifying effect.

1949
War Of The Worlds, Quito, Ecuador

The War Of The Worlds. A third radio inspired panic was triggered in Quito, Ecuador, but this one was deadly.

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