Retraction: This American Life Audio

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Last month, Tell Me More used audio of storyteller Mike Daisey, who had been featured in a public radio story on the show This American Life. Last Friday, This American Life host Ira Glass retracted the story, saying it "contained numerous fabrications." Host Michel Martin notes the use of part of the retracted story on Tell Me More.


Now, we have an update to a story we brought you last month. On February 7th we aired a segment on unsafe work practices in Chinese manufacturing plants. Some of those work practices have drawn widespread criticism.

In our segment, we used audio of storyteller Mike Daisey, who was featured in a story in the public radio program "This American Life." In the segment, Daisey described poor working conditions for employees of a major supplier to technology companies, including Apple. Last Friday, "This American Life's" host Ira Glass retracted the reporting, saying it contained numerous fabrications. We regret having aired a portion of that now withdrawn report. NPR continues to independently report on some of the work practices at Chinese factories.

And that's our program for today. I'm Michel Martin and you've been listening to TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Let's talk tomorrow.

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