via press release:
DISCOVERY CHANNEL PRESENTS KKK: BENEATH THE HOOD
One Hour Special Premieres Wednesday, March 20 at 8PM ET/PT
(New York, NY) – KKK: BENEATH THE HOOD premieres on Discovery Channel Wednesday, March 20 at 8PM ET/PT and provides a rare look into the lives of modern day Klu Klux Klan (KKK) members. The special includes in-depth interviews from KKK leaders, including associates of the largest surviving organizations who reveal their true identities and open up about their lives and beliefs as Klan members.
With the help of photojournalist Anthony Karen, who has chronicled the KKK for numerous years, Discovery Channel gains access to current members and no topic is off limits, including the Klan’s cross burning ceremonies. Filmmakers also go inside the home of KKK members Rev. Thomas Robb, his daughter Rachel and her children to give viewers an inside look at a klan family.
Additional interview subjects include Frank Ancona, the Imperial Wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK, one of the largest groups in the country; his deputy, Imperial Klaliff Michael Stagner; and the Grand Dragon of the Realm of South Dakota. Traditionalist American Knights member Richard Bondira grants his first televised interview during which he opens his archives of KKK artifacts for the first time with non-Klan members.
KKK: BENEATH THE HOOD is produced for Discovery Channel by Left/Right Productions. Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, and John Marks are executive producers for Left/Right. John Moffet is Executive Producer for Discovery Channel. Tara Hunter is Coordinating Producer for Discovery Channel.
Screeners are available upon request.
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