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75 years ago next month, Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds became known as “The Panic Broadcast” - the most famous #radio program in #history. #wotwwednesday #americanexperience #pbs

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Video: Walt Disney's America . Walt Disney . American Experience . WGBH | PBS
Media historian Susan Douglas explores how Walt Disney, through his television program and Disneyland, presented Americans with an idealized version of their country. "He's selling a version of America that's very flattering to the country," she says, "[But] it deludes you into thinking that there aren't problems that you have to confront."

Watch more original interviews at pbs.org/waltdisney. 

“Walt Disney” premieres September 14 & 15 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience! 

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#Kennedy lived among secrets, he liked secrets. - historian Timothy Naftali #pbsJFK #history #JFKthursday

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“The only thing we have to fear…” In 1933, #FDR recognized that the dominant mood of the country during the #GreatDepression was not anger or resentment but, in fact, shame and #fear. #americanexperience #PBS #wotwwednesday

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