1981 SPECIAL REPORT: "RISE OF THE KU KLUX KLAN"
The rise of the Ku Klux Klan and rise of religious and racially based hate crimes in California. Film is filled with many historical photos of race based crimes, as well as current footage of the Ku Klux Klan shot around the United States.
After decades of relative calm, bigotry is once again on the rise. BAD MOON RISING focuses on groups which are perpetrating racial and religious intolerance, and looks at the victims of such bigotry: Black families in the suburbs east of San Francisco, Jewish synagogues and Holocaust survivors in Los Angeles, and Mexican families in California's Central Valley.
Talbot focuses on California as an example of a troubling national trend, and puts today's racial and religious bigotry in historical perspective. ... also looks at how people are reacting to the resurgence of bigotry, covering KKK counter-rallies as well as cross-burnings; and showing how church groups, unions, and community activists are fighting the new racism.