America's Most Hated Family in Crisis

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Duration: 1 hour

Following up on his 2007 documentary, The Most Hated Family in America, Louis Theroux returns to Topeka, Kansas, for a week-long visit with the Westboro Baptist Church.

He again joins the Phelps family on their controversial pickets where they try to antagonise communities with offensive slogans and anti-gay placards. But four years on from Louis's last visit, there are signs of disarray in the Phelps clan. A series of defections of family members has shaken up the church.

  • BBC News: Westboro Baptist Church revisited

    BBC News: Westboro Baptist Church revisited

    After tales of defections, Louis Theroux investigates what's up with America's most hated family.

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Series Producer
Emma Cooper
Louis Theroux
Emma Cooper
Executive Producer
Nick Mirsky


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