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Season 2 Episode 4

Love Night

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Aired Unknown Aug 11, 1995 on NBC
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Most Wanted: Brian Anthony Harris is an African-American man living in Washington, D.C. To date, he has been picked up, brought in, and/or arrested over 20 times because he either "looks like a criminal" or because he closely resembles the description of an actual felon-at-large. It has gotten so bad that Harris is afraid to leave his house and drive to his job as Lighting Director at BET (Black Entertainment Television). TV Nation begins a campaign in Washington complete with billboards and radio ads to inform all police agencies that "Brian Anthony Harris is not wanted."
Love Night: Hate groups are on the rise in the United States. The more protesters try to shout them down, the more hateful they become. TV Nation believes it is time for a little tenderness and throughout "Love Night" attempts to love those who hate. We send a mariachi band to a Klan rally in Georgia. We send a chorus line to kick up some love at the Aryan World Congress. A gay men's choir serenades Senator Jesse Helms outside his bedroom window. And pro choice women bring flowers and create a garden at Operation Rescue headquarters.
Aquarium: Places like Camden, New Jersey, Long Beach, California, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, struggling to get by, have turned to big fish tanks to boost tourism and hopefully save their inner cities. Like Autoworld in Flint, Michigan, these tourist aquariums have failed to turn their communities around. What were the town leaders thinking when they devised these "fishy" plans for economic recovery? TV Nation investigates.
Militia: Since the Oklahoma City bombing much attention has been paid to the Michigan Militia, an armed group of disgruntled citizens who Timothy McVeigh and the Nichols brothers consorted with in 1993. TV Nation spends a day with the Militia and attempts to get them to put down their guns, take off the camouflage, and to encourage them to participate in the democratic process. Instead of running around in the woods with guns, Commander Norm Olsen bakes a cake, recites poetry by the lake, and pounds back a root beer at the local outdoor soda shop. TV Nation then joins the Militia members at a local carnival where they ride the Ferris Wheel and the Tilt-A-Whirl and sing "If I Had a Hammer" and "Kumbaya."
KGB2: TV Nation's resident KGB agent, Yuri Shvets, is sent to check out TV Nation's competition: Unsolved Mysteries, Family Matters, and Diagnosis: Murder> to find out what they are doing to win in the ratings.moreless

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