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Retro Report tells the stories behind the headlines.

We are an independent, objective, nonprofit news organization dedicated to uncovering how news of the past continues to resonate today. We create short-form documentary videos using investigative reporting and deep archival research that give viewers meaningful context and perspectives on current events in a new and exciting way.

Argentina's Stolen Babies, and the Grandmothers Leading the Search
The Mothers and Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a group of women dedicated to finding babies who …
Transgender Rights: A Decades-long Struggle for Equality
This #PrideMonth, 50 years after Stonewall, many transgender people are still struggling for …
Why We Can't Have a Civil Conversation About Guns
In the 1980s, the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan and the shooting of his press secretary, …
Reproductive Rights and the Women Who Sparked a Movement
As the U.S. tightens restrictions on women's reproductive health, the new season of The Handmaid's …
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