PBS’ ‘Retro Report’ to link headlines, history; humor too

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS is launching a weekly series that will link headline-making stories to their historical roots.

PBS said Friday that the magazine-format program, titled “Retro Report,” will be hosted by journalist Celeste Headlee and artist Masud Olufani.

Humorist Andy Borowitz, who writes for the New Yorker magazine, will contribute a weekly segment.

Perry Simon, PBS’ chief programming executive, said that “Retro Report” aims to provide insights on major stories, as well as “correct the record” and expose myths.

The hour-long program will debut this fall on PBS.

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