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Retro Report: Stealing J. Edgar Hoover’s Secrets

In 1971, a group of eight Vietnam War protestors broke into an FBI office and stole hundreds of government documents that shocked the nation. They have stayed silent for nearly 43 years, until now.

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Click here to watch Retro Report: The Heist that Changed History. 

Click here to read the corresponding article in The New York Times.

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Retro Report: The Sleeper Cell That Wasn’t

Six days after 9/11, the FBI’s raid on a Detroit sleeper cell signaled America’s resolve to fight terrorism. But, despite a celebrated conviction, there was one problem — they’d gotten it wrong.

Click here to watch The Sleeper Cell That Wasn’t, about the first major terrorism trial after 9/11.

Click here to read the corresponding article in The New York Times.

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Retro Report: Hopeful Glimmers in Long War on Cancer

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Forty-two years ago when President Richard Nixon vowed to make curing cancer a national crusade, many anticipated quick results. Since then, the United States government has spent over $100 billion on cancer research. But how far have we come in the War on Cancer? Find out by watching the latest Retro Report.

Click here to read the write up on The New York Times.

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Retro Report: Freeing Willy

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In the wake of the 1993 hit movie Free Willy, activists and fans campaigned to release the movie’s star – a captive killer whale named Keiko — and launched a story Hollywood couldn’t invent.

Click here to watch Retro Report: Freeing Willy

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Exploring the Fjords of Norway

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To visit the Norwegian fjords, long arms of the sea formed by glacial erosion, begin in Bergen, a cheerful port city surrounded by seven mountains. The city’s historic center wraps around a bay crowded with sailboats. Old wooden houses in reds and yellows line the water. At the market, local fishermen offer a smorgasbord of smoked salmon, herring, spiced whale meat, moose and reindeer sausage, and the city’s best fast food: salmon curry. Steep cobblestone streets are lined with bars, cafes and souvenir shops selling antlers and thick Norwegian sweaters.

Click here to read the full story on the Huffington Post.

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Bergen International Festival Celebrates the Old and Welcomes the New

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“I’m not singing in the choir that there’s a big crisis in classical music. I don’t see that it’s so severe,” said Beyer. “You shouldn’t be scared.”

Click here to read the article on the Huffington Post.

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Retro Report: The Legacy of Tailhook

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Military sexual assault is not a new phenomenon. A second look at the Tailhook scandal in 1991 reveals what happened then. And what it all means now.

Check out my first documentary for Retro Report on The New York Times website!

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Updated Story: Armenia Ruling Party Threatens Election Rival, Independent Media Outlet

Today, the ruling majority in the Armenian Parliament voted to remove Oskanian’s parliamentary immunity, in order to charge him with expropriating funds and money laundering. If convicted, Oskanian could face four to 12 years in prison.  The Armenian government can, at any time, freeze the Civilitas bank account and office resources, essentially shutting down the foundation, putting over 60 people out of work, and putting an end to the many successful development projects they have started in the country.

Click here to read the full story on PolicyMic or The Armenian Reporter.

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Armenian Government Threatens NGO and Former Foreign Minister

An attack on a former foreign minister of Armenia is threatening to shut down one of the country’s most active and innovative non-profit organizations.

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Documenta 13: Disguising Documentary As Art

The 13th Documenta Festival has taken over Kassel, Germany, filling the city’s museums, abandoned buildings, parks and even a railroad station with documentary disguised as art.

Click here to read the full story  on the Huffington Post.

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