[This American Life is retracting their popular episode](http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/460/retraction) about Apple and their Foxconn factories, claiming that part of the story was fabricated.
Ira Glass, writing about the reiteration, [on the This American Life blog](http://www.thisamericanlife.org/blog/2012/03/retracting-mr-daisey-and-the-apple-factory) (Andy Baio has a [mirror](http://t.co/ZEwk5T1m) up as the site is getting hammered.):
> I have difficult news. We’ve learned that Mike Daisey’s story about Apple in China – which we broadcast in January – contained significant fabrications. We’re retracting the story because we can’t vouch for its truth. This is not a story we commissioned. It was an excerpt of Mike Daisey’s acclaimed one-man show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” in which he talks about visiting a factory in China that makes iPhones and other Apple products.
The show airs later today at 8:00 pm EST, and then again nationally, this coming Sunday. The audio for the retracted show is [no longer available](http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/454/mr-daisey-and-the-apple-factory) on their site, but the [transcript is still available](http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/454/transcript).
The description of their retraction show, which has not aired yet:
> Ira also talks with Mike Daisey about why he misled This American Life during the fact-checking process. And we end the show separating fact from fiction, when it comes to Apple’s manufacturing practices in China.
This is huge.