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To stave off a nationwide housing crisis during the coronavirus pandemic, officials implemented new housing policies, including a nationwide ban on evictions. In cities across the nation, Retro Report and Frontline PBS captured this unprecedented period.
Extremism in America
This five-part series, produced in collaboration with The WNET Group’s reporting initiative Exploring Hate, looks at the roots and rise of hate groups in America. This series was recognized with a 2022 Online Journalism Award for Best Digital Storytelling.
The investigation of a murder that took place 50 years ago uncovers an untold story of the civil rights movement and Black resistance to racist violence. American Reckoning is produced in collaboration with PBS Frontline.
The Cold War
Two “superpowers”—the United States and the Soviet Union—emerged from the devastation of World War II. Mistrust, fear, and deep ideological differences between the two nations led to a Cold War that lasted more than forty years.
Chasing the Moon
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this new series with PBS, American Experience explores the original marketing of U.S. space exploration, why we remain fascinated with the moon, and what future laws regarding the moon may entail.
The race to sequence the human genome was also billed as a race to end disease. So what happened? With CRISPR-Cas9, Precision Medicine and genetic testing all making headlines, Retro Report investigates.
What Happens Next
What Happens Next, produced in collaboration by Retro Report and Quartz, is a series of deeply reported short documentaries that examine radical transformations coming to central aspects of life in the near future, through the experience of people already living them out.
Standout Moments From U.S. Political Conventions
We've partnered with Politico for an eight-part series titled “Conventional Wisdom,” telling the stories behind some of the most memorable political conventions in U.S. history -- and how they have impacted today's political climate.
From Lyndon Johnson's “Daisy” to Hillary Clinton's “It's 3 am,” Image Makers goes behind the scenes of some of our most historically influential political ads with the people who made them. This series of mini docs was created by Retro Report producer Matthew Spolar in collaboration with NBC News.