Retro Report on PBS

Retro Report makes sense of the present by revealing the past. Join journalists Celeste Headlee and Masud Olufani as they connect the present to the past through four distinct and varied stories, and New Yorker humorist Andy Borowitz adds his signature wit.

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Episode 4

53:50

Presidents vs. press; measles cases soar; free agency; wild horses, “apologies.”



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Trump's War Against the Press

11:48

President Trump’s efforts to clamp down on White House leaks have echoes of Nixon.

How Fears Over the Measles Vaccine Took Hold

12:24

Vaccine skepticism was fed by a discredited 1998 study which still has repercussions today

The Birth of Free Agency

12:54

Today’s superstar athletes reaping the benefits of free agency owe a debt to Curt Flood.

Horses: Wild, But Not Free

08:52

Wild horses are caught in a battle between the government, ranchers and environmentalists.

Sorry/Not Sorry | Andy Borowitz

04:22

Andy examines the tropes and clichés politicians use to cling to power after a scandal.

Episode 3

54:11

Bystander behavior; a Navy scandal; psychedelic drugs; wayward trash barge; zany theories