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A&E Announces New Documentary Series ‘Generation KKK’

Debut Date is Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A&E Network will telecast a documentary series focused on the Ku Klux Klan called “Generation KKK.” In “Generation KKK,” cameras follow four prominent Klan families who each have a family member trying to escape the Ku Klux Klan. This series pulls back the curtain on the organization that the Anti-Defamation League calls “a racist, anti-Semitic movement with a commitment to extreme violence to achieve its goals of racial segregation and white supremacy,” to show its effects on American families as members grapple with the consequences of leaving.

Throughout eight one-hour episodes, the series follows four families: an “Imperial Wizard” who hopes to groom his teenage daughter to take his place; an Iraq war veteran and proud member of the KKK determined to raise his four-year-old son to embrace his views; a young man who sees his close friend and Klan leader as the father he never had, asked to pledge his loyalty to the KKK; and a fifth-generation Klan family struggling to keep up the legacy. The series will also follow a network of anti-hate and peace activists working to break the cycle, by helping to convince members to leave the hate group.

“Generation KKK” debuts on A&E on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. ET.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. I call them terrorist. wonder how they would feel if the Indians said they want America back and we all will live? JSMH

    • I’d imagine the same way their predecessors felt when they were putting those nifty burning crosses on people’s front yards (when they weren’t burning whole houses)…

      You don’t expect their viewpoint to really be logical do you?

  2. I’ll watch first EP to see if it’s any good or not. I hope that the 4 families leave that terrorist org/hate group of the KKK or at least some of them do, End the cycle of hate and terror.

  3. Is it just me or does it sound like a scripted “unscripted” show?

    Just baffling. Who would want to watch that?

    It’s even dumber than buying a new season of New Girl…

    To me this is part of the current bizarre narrative in the media that pretends the KKK is a major actor in American life when it is a tiny non-entity that invites ridicule and scorn and not fear.