Who saw it?
No, not the re-make.
I watched the original a few minutes ago and heard the broadcast they made over radio back October 30, 1938.
My dad was telling me that when they broadcasted it, they announced the show and they started to go along broadcasting like dance music. Then during the songs they'd have this interuppting "Flash News" and they started talking about how they are seeing UFO's and aliens. Unfortunately for a few people, some tuned in AFTER they announced that this was a show. People began freaking out, and a few people actually committed suicide because of the hysteria going on.
It doesn't get better than that. You should see it and listen to the original broadcast, it's pretty good.
Oh but the movie is something to laugh about from today's standards