Returning: Louis Theroux

Great to hear British journo Louis Theroux is coming back with his investigative specials.

Theroux always tackles touchy subjects, sometimes with interviews that make your skin crawl.  His interview with Joe Jackson, and another with the Westboro Baptist Church were gob-smacking television.

Upon his return, Theroux will be looking at the White Aryan Resistance movement in America, the KKK and Nazi’s who believe in ethnic cleansing.

Bound to be unsettling and uncompromising.

It airs on Seven 11:00pm Monday October 13.

Press Release:
On this week’s LOUIS THEROUX special, Louis travels to Fallbrook, California, to meet Tom Metzger, television repairman and frontman for separatist movement White Aryan Resistance (WAR). Theroux attends a WAR rally, meets Lamb and Lynx, the 11-year-old twins taught to sing racist folk songs by their mother-cum-manager, and visits WAR members at home. ‘Are you a Jew?’ asks one of the skinheads. Theroux, wisely, refuses to answer.

Intrepid television host Louis Theroux travels through California trying to find a little humanity amongst some of America’s most notorious and committed Nazis.

Louis first encounters April Gaede at a Nazi rally where her two beautiful eleven-year-old daughters, Lamb & Lynx, sing racist songs to a captivated audience of skinheads.

April sees the world entirely through racist eyes and has made her children poster kids for the neo Nazi movement in the States. The girls at times appear endearing, but Louis quickly becomes horrified when they describe their favourite computer game, Ethnic Cleansing, and sing boisterously along to white power songs in the car.

Louis travels to Fallbrook, a small town half an hour outside San Diego to meet Tom Metzger and his family. Tom is one of America’s most famous racists. A Grand Dragon of the KKK in the seventies, a congressional candidate in the eighties, he’s now the leader of White Aryan Resistance, a self-styled revolutionary group.

However, Metzger’s life seems full of contradictions, he happily sings karaoke to a bar full of non white clientele, and while doing the rounds one day for his television repair business we meet Oscar, a mixed race chap from Peru who Tom greets warmly and describes as a friend… could it be that Tom is a hypocrite?

Tom’s support comes largely from people like Skip and his wife Heather – hardcore Nazi skinheads. During a Sunday barbeque things soon turn nasty when Louis refuses to declare if he’s Jewish…

LOUIS THEROUX AND THE NAZIS is a sometimes terrifying look at racism in the States but with some very unexpected twists…

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7 Comments:

  1. —Theroux doing his first retread?

    Time for Louis to get beyond his family name, leave his lieflong post working for the ‘Big Boys’ at the state propaganda arm BBC —and leave the Beeb, break ranks and turn those cameras on the belief system of his very own ‘hidden masters’
    —Eugenics (i.e. mass incremental genocide by any and all means on record).

  2. I also really enjoy Theroux’s style, the previous episodes have been fascinating. Disappointingly, another move by 7 to put a great show on at a crappy timeslot…

  3. I am looking forward to seeing this. I find Theroux quite endearing to watch. He asks probing questions, but more in an inquisitive schoolboy manner. His somewhat non-confrontational approach works for him as he really does tackle some questionable people, which in the hands of other journalists, could have dangerous consequences.

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