At American Experience, we believe that the best way to understand our present is to look to the past. That's why we're such big fans of Retro Report—a digital-first documentary news organization dedicated to examining stories after their headlines fade; it is non-partisan, independent and non-profit. Beginning in 2016, American Experience partnered with Retro Report to connect the dots between the past and present. Together, we co-produce short, digital-first films that help explain how stories from our past continue to resonate in our world today.
With every new advance in prenatal genetic screening, the ability to prevent suffering has also sparked difficult questions. These fears arise, in part, because just 100 years ago, that’s exactly what the eugenics movement tried to do.