WGTE premieres PBS
news show, ‘RETRO REPORT on PBS’
TOLEDO, September 25,
2019: RETRO REPORT on PBS offers viewer a fresh perspective on
current headlines, revealing their unknown and often surprising
connection with the past.
A new one-hour magazine
format series hosted by journalist Celeste Headlee and
artist Masud Olufani and featuring New Yorker humorist
Andy Borowitz, premieres Monday and Tuesday, October 7-8,
2019, 9:00-10:00 p.m. on WGTE Public Media and pbs.org. The
series continues Mondays and Tuesday nights, 9:00-10:00 p.m.
through Tuesday, October 29.
In today’s 24-hour news
cycle, with breaking headlines, all-news networks and online
outlets constantly competing for attention, RETRO REPORT on PBS
aims to widen the discussion, revealing the story behind the
story, providing new insights into how today’s events have been
shaped by the past. Each episode will explore four distinct
stories, closing with “Now It All Makes Sense,” a special
segment featuring the wit and wisdom of author and comedian Andy
WGTE Public Media
will host a panel discussion on October 2, 6:00 p.m. at
the University of Toledo, Rocket Hall, Room 1530. The
event will feature the first episode of Retro Report on PBS
followed by a panel discussion with members of the journalism
The event is free and open
to the public. In addition to the Retro Report on PBS series,
WGTE will produce a Retro Local program, which features local
content, and will air on WGTE - HD, October 25, 8:30 p.m.
Programs will be available for streaming via wgte.org/retroreport
and on our WGTE app.