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What did the public's reaction to The Mercury Theater's broadcast of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (Oct. 1938) reveal about the American people in the 1930s?


The lack of science education available to the American public.


Americans could only afford radio entertainment rather than pricey theatrical productions.


The trust Americans had placed in the medium of radio by the 1930s.


Most Americans believed that life forms existed on the planet of Mars.


Science-fiction had grown to become a powerful cultural genre during the decade.

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