Retro Report on PBS Press Release
For Immediate Release Contact
Theresa A. Bush
Marketing Comm. Manager
WGTE PREMIERES NEW PBS NEWS SHOW: RETRO REPORT ON PBS
TOLEDO, OHIO (OCTOBER 1, 2019) – RETRO REPORT on PBS offers viewer a fresh perspective on current headlines, revealing their unknown and often surprising connection with the past. A new one-hour magazine format series hosted by journalist Celeste Headlee and artist Masud Olufani and featuring New Yorker humorist Andy Borowitz, premieres Monday and Tuesday, October 7-8, 9:00-10:00 p.m. on WGTE Public Media and pbs.org. The series continues Mondays and Tuesday nights, 9:00-10:00 p.m. through Tuesday, October 29.
In today’s 24-hour news cycle, with breaking headlines, all-news networks and online outlets constantly competing for attention, RETRO REPORT on PBS aims to widen the discussion, revealing the story behind the story, providing new insights into how today’s events have been shaped by the past. Each episode will explore four distinct stories, closing with “Now It All Makes Sense,” a special segment featuring the wit and wisdom of author and comedian Andy Borowitz.
WGTE Public Media will host a panel discussion on October 2, 6:00 p.m. at the University of Toledo, Rocket Hall, Room 1530. The event will feature the first episode of Retro Report on PBS followed by a panel discussion with members of the journalism community. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to the Retro Report on PBS series, WGTE will produce a Retro Local program, which features local content, and will air on WGTE - HD, October 25, 8:30 p.m. Programs will be available for streaming via wgte.org/retroreport and on our WGTE app.
WGTE Public Media, licensed and operated by The Public Broadcasting Foundation of Northwest Ohio, is a non-profit, noncommercial, educational TV and radio broadcaster and center of learning for the northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. WGTE is proud to be a PBS and NPR member station. It was founded as a low-power educational television broadcaster in 1953. Education remains at the heart of what we do every day. From our entertaining, informative and education programs that air on WGTE TV, FM 91, and www.knowledgestream.org to our professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and preschool daycare providers and community engagement activities, WGTE makes northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan a better place to live.