Questions On The Defense Reading Questions Essay
Cole Slater - 2nd Period - Civics - Ms. Moore
1.) Who are Mahon and Moran and what role do they play in the case?
Mahon is a former hydraulic mechanic for Trans World Airlines, he is also the Imperial Dragon of the Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Along side Mahon was Mr. J. Allan Moran, also of high rank among the Ku Klux Klan, who requested air time on a Kansas City 's public access cable television channel in excercise of their First Amendment to right of free speech. Channel 20 was the first to offer a first-come-first-serve basis, free of any editorial control from the cable company. Mahon and Moran planned to air weekly episodes of "Race and Reason," - A program produced by Tom Metzger, a former Klansman and present leader of the White Aryan Resistance. The program would later go on to be known as "Klansas City Kable", it 's host of course being no other than, Imperial Dragon Dennis Mahon. Causing major controversy, the cable companys studio was located in a neighborhood that was 95 percent black. American Cablevision was concerned that violence would occur, and was afraid of losing money due to loss of subscriptions.
2.) What was the central issue surrounding the radio show?
The American Cablevision company was very concerned in terms of the violence that would occur. They also feared the loss of income due to a mass drop in subscriptions, due to the large qauntity of black population. (95 percent) - the radio show also caught…