Retro Report on PBS 8x60
In today’s 24-hour news cycle, with breaking headlines, all-news networks and online outlets constantly competing for attention, Retro Report widens the discussion, revealing the story behind the story, in order to gain new insights and shed perspective on events that are still resonant today. Each episode explores four distinct stories, together with a special weekly segment featuring the wit and wisdom of author and comedian Andy Borowitz. Topics include how Colin Kaepernick’s bended knee during the national anthem was deeply rooted in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics protest, why the U.S. government spends nearly $50 million a year to care for approximately 100,000 wild horses thanks to an obscure
law passed more than 50 years ago, how the modern-day recycling movement was fueled by a news story about a barge full of garbage in the 1980s, and the tragic story behind why modern U.S. drug approval laws are so strict.