Mississippi Public Broadcasting Archives - StoryCorps

Judge Joe Pigott and Lorraine Pigott

Judge Joe Pigott came to StoryCorps in Jackson, Mississippi, with his wife, Lorraine, to record an interview about his life.

In this portion, he tells his Lorraine about his step-grandfather, affectionately known as “The Doctor,” and his panicked reaction to the famous October 30, 1938, “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast.

Originally aired October 30, 2007, on NPR’s Morning Edition.