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HATEMONGERS LAUNCH ATTACKS THROUGH CABLE TV

Hate-mongers have taken to cable television in a big way, attacking such minority groups as blacks, Jews, Hispanics, Asians and gays in 24 of the nation's 100 largest TV markets, the Anti-Defamation League charged Wednesday.

The league issued a report, "Electronic Hate: Bigotry Comes to TV," at the opening of its three-day annual National Commission meeting in New York.The report said there are 57 hate programs currently broadcasted in the United States in such major cities as Los Angeles; Seattle; Minneapolis; Chicago; Tampa; San Diego; New Haven, Conn.; Pittsburgh; Phoenix; Atlanta; Boston; Denver; Houston; Portland, Ore.; and Richmond, Va.

Abraham Foxman, ADL's national director, said appearances by groups espousing racial intolerance and bigotry on these public access programs are made possible by the Federal Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984.