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Scientists have studied the brain for centuries, yet an understanding of how to treat severe mental illness remains elusive. We traced the evolution of mental health treatments over the years, including the brutal practice of lobotomy.
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When Prozac was introduced in 1988, it offered a new way of treating depression, gained celebrity status, and eventually extended the promise of changing lives. It also ushered in a marketing revolution that is commonplace today.
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Once on the margins of society and politics, conspiracy theories are now in the mainstream. What can this shift tell us about how we view the world today?
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In the '70s, evangelical Christians supported Jimmy Carter for his faith, only to feel betrayed by his liberal policies. 40 years later, the religious right seems to have made the opposite compromise with Donald Trump.
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Last year we looked at how extremist groups use the web to target young men for recruitment, and how their tactics have historical precedent.
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WWII aviators risked their lives in 1948 to smuggle weapons and planes to the Israel and defend the newly-created state. At that time, relations between the United States and Israel were rocky, an atmosphere that is newly relevant today.
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Retro Report Sep 17
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Retro Report Sep 17
In 2004, teams from across the country entered the DARPA self-driving competition. No vehicle finished the race, and the best team made it just seven miles. Will we ever teach cars to drive themselves? WATCH:
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Retro Report Sep 17
No part of the Constitution is more hotly debated in today's America than the Second Amendment. Retro Report presents a collection of our documentaries looking at the fraught history of guns in America.
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Retro Report Sep 17
The work is never done...
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Retro Report Sep 17
In our story on the 1982 Tylenol murders, we look at how the embattled company rescued its reputation, and what lessons it can teach modern tech companies facing a scandal.
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Retro Report Sep 17
"As extremist groups have grown increasingly visible in the physical world, their influence over malleable young minds in the digital realm has become a particularly urgent concern for parents." via
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Susan Ferriss Sep 16
Can't wait to watch this. I interviewed Joan Jara, Victor's wife in 1998 in Chile. A noble person.
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PBS Sep 16
Find out how today’s headlines connect to historic moments from the past. New series premieres Oct 7 at 9/8c.
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Retro Report Sep 16
in 1973, the legendary Chilean folk singer and political activist Victor Jara was killed after the military coup led by dictator Augusto Pinochet. We looked back on Jara's music, legacy and his family's ongoing fight for justice.
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Retro Report Sep 16
New reporting has uncovered other potential witnesses to Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual misconduct, in addition to a previously unreported incident — throwing his nomination back into question. But how did the became so heavily politicized?
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Retro Report Sep 16
When doctors or politicians talk about "curing cancer," what exactly do they mean? Cancer is not just one condition, but a wide variety of diseases under one umbrella. And tackling any one type of cancer can be a life's work in of itself.
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Retro Report Sep 16
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Retro Report Sep 16
It’s one of the darkest arts of electoral politics—and it’s perfectly legal. As faces an uncertain future, we trace its surprising history, rooted in a decades-old decision that upended the political landscape.
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The Nellie Bly Project Sep 15
Lobotomy: A Dangerous Fad's Lingering Effect on Mental Illness Treatment | Retro Report
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