How a Nightline Producer Faced Hate While Working on a White Supremacist Story

By Mark Joyella 

A producer for ABC’s Nightline, Jasmine Brown, has described her first brush with “direct hatred towards me because of the color of my skin.”

In a “timesXtwo” report (timesXtwo is described by ABC and partner BBC News as “a double-take on the people around us, and why they do what they do), Brown tells the story of her dealings with Craig Cobb, a white supremacist who was the subject of a Nightline story on Cobb’s efforts to create a town devoted to his racist ideology.

“You learn about civil rights…and how far we’ve come,” Brown tells an interviewer tearfully. “And we haven’t.”