Chris Buckley (left) of the Grand Knighthawk for the North Georgia White Knights and peace activist Arno Michaelis (right) in a scene from the now canceled A&E series,  Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Series Exposing Hate in America.
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Chris Buckley (left) of the Grand Knighthawk for the North Georgia White Knights and peace activist Arno Michaelis (right) in a scene from the now canceled A&E series, Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Series Exposing Hate in America.

Last month, the A&E Network canceled a documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan. The series, which featured Klan members in North Georgia, was scrapped because some of the people interviewed were paid to appear in it. There was a lot of criticism that this series crossed an ethical line between exposing hate and normalizing it. Should the media ever humanize hate groups? We talk about that with ProPublica reporter Jessica Huseman, documentary filmmaker Michael Ramsdell, and Indiana University professor Betsi Grabe.

 

Scenes from the canceled A&E documentary series, "Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Series Exposing Hate in America."