We both lived through those years,
1) I went through school desegration three times, 1965, 1967, 1970.
2) The Klan burned a cross outside my family church in 1963 because the priest allowed a black woman (in town for a family funeral) to attend mass, though she had to sit in the choir loft, not in the main sanctuary.
3) I had my car stopped and surrounded by Klansmen who were doing fund raising at a highway intersection in 1978, when one realized my Asian wife and two mixed-race children were in the car. Their shouted comments were disgusting. We were 'rescued' by a state trooper who added more insults, but cleared the way for us to get out of the area.
4) I grew up in a town where no 'Negros' were allowed to buy property or rent (still as of December 2015, no blacks have ever lived within the city limits.)
There were so many similar instances, that I assumed that was the normal way of life until I left the rural South.
I remember news media saying exactly what I said above, though it was mainly print, but a few radio station commentators.
With the changes in equal time requirements, and the lack of requirements for cable networks to provide opposing views, I'm absolutely certain Fox News would take a segregationist line.
Actually, Fox News does have a strong segregationist viewpoint/ agenda against Hispanics, painting them all as illegals.
On 1963, it was acceptable for news media to make statements about the proof that Negros were inferior, and their high crime potential, especially against white women. Fox would just be part of the crowd.
(Of course, the individual program hosts and guests make the statements, not the 'network' per se. However, the network management controls who is given the opportunity to have air time and make such statements.)
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Repeat it enough times and, looking at this thread alone, people believe it.
Unfortunately, some 85-90% of my extended family members whom I love dearly, believe every word spoken on Fox is the rock solid truth, and many acquaintances.