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The Nation

Despite angry protests by black and inner-city leaders, the Kansas City City Council voted to restore a public cable channel that will allow the Ku Klux Klan to broadcast on the channel. The council had eliminated the channel in June, 1988 as a way of keeping the klan off the public access channel of American Cablevision. They backed down in light of a First Amendment lawsuit filed against the city by the American Civil Liberties Union. Before the vote, the city’s lawyers said they thought the city would lose the case, which was due to go to trial in September. The lawsuit asked that the public access channel be re-established so that the klan could broadcast a white supremacist program called “Klansas City.”


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