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Cross of Fire

1989
TV-14
Drama · Crime
The Primetime Emmy-winning Cross of Fire is set in the 1920s, when the Ku Klux Klan was at the height of its political power in Indiana, and opens with the resurgence of the Klan under the leadership of David 'Steve' Stephenson. Cloaking himself in the twin veils of patriotism and morality, Stephenson rails against such 'deviates' as blacks, Jews, and Catholics, gaining political clout and financial kickbacks as his 'invisible empire' grows. Due to the gaining traction of a 1925 rape and murder charge, Stephenson deservedly crashes and burns in startling fashion... but his followers still haven't wised up.
Season 1