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Where Did The News Go? | Andy Borowitz

We hear a lot about fake news, but Andy Borowitz examines another horrible tend: no news.

Are Robots Really Taking Over? | Full Report

Exploring fears about A.I. by revisiting a 1997 chess match between man and machine.

Could D&D Help Fight Screen Addiction? | Full Report

D&D, once at the center of a moral panic, is now seen as an antidote to screen addiction.

Return of an Infamous Pill | Full Report

How a pill that led to drug safety guidelines became a case study for rising drug prices.

New Clues From Old Evidence | Full Report

DNA information available on genealogy websites is today being used to solve crimes.

Episode 2

DNA clues; thalidomide; robot ambivalence; obsessive gamers; Borowitz on no news.

Warning: These Ads Contain Politicians | Andy Borowitz

Humorist Andy Borowitz has found a solution to the problem of political ads on TV.

Sexual Misconduct at Work, Again | Full Report

How a decades-old Wall Street sexual harassment battle is affecting today’s workplace.

Athletes vs. Injustice | Full Report

The #TakeAKnee movement has ties to a protest at the 1968 Olympics.

Online All the Time? Researchers Predicted It. | Full Report

Our social media addiction is explained by theories pioneered by B.F. Skinner decades ago.

Episode 1

Social media loops, athlete protests, Wall Street harassment; pet threat; Andy Borowitz

About 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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