Retro Report is a growing series of over 100 short documentaries that tell the history behind the news.
Context for this Week
Stories that shine a light on today’s news
Turns out it’s really hard to change people’s minds about getting their children vaccinated against measles – but a new California law did what a million PSAs couldn’t. Here’s the back story on why the state took drastic action.
The Taliban controlled Kandahar province in Afghanistan had five cases of polio last year, out of 20 worldwide. So what do the CIA and Nigerian imams have to do with the fight to end polio – and how does the fight differ from the battle to conquer smallpox? Watch Politics and Plagues.
President Trump is threatening legal action to stop publication of Fire and Fury – which is very reminiscent of President Nixon, who tried to stop The New York Times from publishing the Pentagon Papers. For some more context, and a generally fascinating story, watch Lies, Leaks and Consequences.