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
An Australian court has found Catholic archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of covering up child sexual abuse in the 1970s. He’s the highest ranking Catholic in the world to be convicted of knowing about abuse, without having committed it himself. This is an issue we explored in our story “Shame of the Church.”
As Gina Haspel faces tough questions about the CIA’s torture of terrorism suspects, we take a look back at the case of David Passaro, the only interrogator connected to the CIA to be convicted in a torture-related case. Passaro still maintains he did nothing wrong.
An E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has spread to 25 states and killed one person. It’s nowhere near as bad as the 1993 E. coli outbreak linked to Jack in the Box that affected 700 people and killed four children. But 25 years after that outbreak why are we still grappling with food safety issues?