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This Fake News Series Was Popular In The 1930s

“The March of Time” news series began on radio and then replaced silent newsreels in movie theaters in the 1930s. Actors, including Orson Welles, impersonated newsmakers, and writers re-imagined events and used real news footage.

KUOW’sKaty Sewall, host of “The Bittersweet Life” podcast, reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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