Retro Report on PBS

A Twist to the Kitty Genovese Case

Clip: Episode 3 | 1m 2s | Video has closed captioning.

In this scene from "Digital Bystander," how the press reported the Genovese story wrongly created a catalyst for the creation of the 911 system, and new calls for bystander assistance laws in the new era of publicly viewed violent videos.

Aired: 10/14/19

Rating: TV-14

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Retro Local - Highlighting Communities

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Retro Local - Highlighting Communities

Retro Local is a companion initiative to Retro Report on PBS, highlighting local headlines and the historical seeds that were planted years ago in communities across the country.

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