On Orson Welles & April Fool’s Day

Hi Everyone,

Growing up in New England, Fake April Fool’s Day Headlines were a “Must”. The most famous fake broadcast was Orson Welles “War of the World” broadcast in New Jersey in the 1930’s; sorry missed that broadcast, but it was well before my time. Growing up, my favorite fake news story was when a local radio station did a news story about a fictitious volcano erupting in Farmington Connecticut, right in the middle of a tobacco field. It made the National News and the local mayor’s office and town hall switchboards were jammed with calls before they announced it was a Joke.

It is sad, now-a-days with all the nut cases and terrorists in the world, we seem to have all grown too serious for April Fool’s Day.

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Joe Wocoski