This 28-minute special looks at the roots and rise of hate groups in America. It is released in collaboration with WORLD Channel and The WNET Group’s reporting initiative Exploring Hate.

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Extremism in America (full series)

The Biden administration has made combating domestic extremism a top priority, warning that white supremacist and other far-right extremists pose the most significant threat to the country. To many, especially those who study history, that admission was too long in coming. For decades, there have been warning signs that white supremacist and anti-government beliefs were spreading and that the violence associated with those beliefs was growing.

Leadership support for Exploring Hate is provided by the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Antisemitism. To learn more about Exploring Hate and for a full list of funders, visit

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