U.S. cable net Investigation Discovery has set a February 23 premiere date for one-hour special Hate in America.
Produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions and hosted by journalist and Al Jazeera America anchor Tony Harris (pictured), the film delves into three hate crimes that occurred in the United States in recent years: a racially charged murder of a black father in Mississippi; the mass shooting of a Wisconsin Sikh congregation; and a brutal anti-gay attack on the streets of New York City.
Harris explores the motivations behind each attack, speaks with the victims’ loved ones, community leaders, civil rights attorneys, and advocates at The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups across the country and was a partner on the film.
However, when Herzog was unable to find a suitable angle, he dropped out and the project later moved to Harris and Peacock, according to Creative Differences president Erik Nelson.
Hate in America premieres on February 23 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST. Peacock Productions’ Elizabeth Fischer served as executive producer alongside ID’s Lorna Thomas.