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New York Times: Retro Report

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From The New York Times and the non-profit organization RetroReport.org (headed by Kyra Darnton) comes Retro Report, a series of articles and short documentary films that examine news stories of yesteryear and how these events shaped our contemporary world. In an article published on September 16, 2018, Clyde Haberman considers the impact of the horrific 1982 Tylenol murders and how the company regained public trust after an unknown person contaminated several Tylenol bottles with cyanide. This article contains links to the Times's original reporting on the incident, and the accompanying video contains footage of 1982 newscasts. In another recent Retro Report, Haberman reflects on segregationist George Wallace's three unsuccessful runs for political office. Other topics covered in the Retro Report include the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, the lasting political impact of California's 1978 Proposition 13 (a referendum that lowered state property taxes), and the history of treatment for psychiatric illness.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-10-26
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/1026

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