CNN announced a new air date for its “The Noose: An American Nightmare”. The CNN Special Investigations Unit special will now premiere on November 1st at 8pm ET…
Since July, there have been more than a dozen reported incidents of nooses being displayed around the nation apparently intended to intimidate black people. CNN investigates whether the upsurge in these acts are associated with the events surrounding “The Jena 6″ in Louisiana or part of a growing, more widespread racial intolerance. CNN’s Kyra Phillips, who recently reported the network’s in-depth investigation, Judgment in Jena, will anchor a special one-hour report, CNN: Special Investigations Unit – The Noose: An American Nightmare, Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. The Noose premieres one day before “National Black Out Day,” an economic boycott expected to be supported by thousands across the country to protest racial and economic injustices.
The documentary will replay Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. All times Eastern.
Nooses have been found in small towns like Winchester, Ky. and Elgin, Ill., as well as in cities like Philadelphia and New York, where a noose was hung on the door of a Columbia University professor’s office. The Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Conn., is also investigating two separate noose incidents.
Through interviews with historian James Allan and Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Phillips will trace America’s history of lynchings, an atrocity that gives the noose its horrifying meaning. Phillips also examines law enforcement efforts led by the bias crimes coordinator with Nassau County ( N.Y.) Police, which tracks downs those who commit hate crimes. She also talks to educators in Philadelphia on what young people are being taught about the nation’s history of racial hatred.
The Noose is produced by David Fitzpatrick, Alison Ginsberg, Julie O’Neill and Michelle Rozsa. The managing editor is Steve Robinson. The vice president and senior executive producer of CNN Productions is Mark Nelson; the executive director of CNN Productions is Jody Gottlieb.