With the tragedy of recent events in Charlottesville, Va., putting the white supremacy movement in the headlines, Investigation Discovery announced plans today for a new project on the subject, along with plans to present an encore of an installment of “Hate in America” focusing on white supremacists.
The cable channel announced that it is partnering with the civil rights advocacy group the Southern Poverty Law Center to develop an all-new special examining the recent surge in white supremacist activity.
Meanwhile, “Hate in America: The Klan on Trial” will have an encore telecast on ID this Thursday, Aug. 17 at 8/7c. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Tony Harris, “Hate in America” showcases the work of the Southern Poverty Law Center and its founder, Morris Dees.
“The SPLC is currently tracking more than 900 active hate groups across the country, including the KKK and neo-Nazis, that target entire classes of people for their race, religion, sexual orientation, or other immutable characteristics,” ID said in today’s announcement.
Added Henry Schleiff, group president for Investigation Discovery, Destination America and American Heroes Channel: “While this occasion is solemn, we embrace the opportunity to spread SPLC’s positive message of fighting bigotry through education and holding hate groups accountable for their injustices. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we use our national platforms to highlight the very important work that Morris and the SPLC are doing to expose cases of extreme prejudice and, indeed, hatred.”
For additional details, please click here to read the full announcement from Investigation Discovery.