CBS made numerous 'disclaimers' during the broadcast, which is why no one ever successfully sued the network or Welles, despite numerous lawsuits.
Looks like another big night for Charlie Mc Carthy.
Welles was 23 when his "War of the Worlds" production aired. Paul Shenar was 39 when portraying Welles.
Premiered om ABC-TV at two hours (with commercials). A subsequent network rebroadcast was cut to fit a ninety-minute time slot. Both versions later turned up in syndication.