Threats Derail Showing of 'Birth of a Nation' NPR's Scott Simon takes a moment to note the story of movie theater owner Charlie Lustman, who wanted to show D.W. Griffith's early film Birth of a Nation, but decided to cancel the showing after receiving threats from people offended by a movie that glorifies the Ku Klux Klan.
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Threats Derail Showing of 'Birth of a Nation'

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Threats Derail Showing of 'Birth of a Nation'

Threats Derail Showing of 'Birth of a Nation'

Threats Derail Showing of 'Birth of a Nation'

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NPR's Scott Simon takes a moment to note the story of movie theater owner Charlie Lustman, who wanted to show D.W. Griffith's early film Birth of a Nation, but decided to cancel the showing after receiving threats from people offended by a movie that glorifies the Ku Klux Klan.