Why We Hate - Discovery

A mother and child

In troubling political times, Why We Hate takes time out to ask one of the most basic quesions of all

Why We Hate is an insightful new series, co-produced by Steven Spielberg and legendary documentary-maker Alex Gibney (The Armstrong Lie), examining the darker side of human nature.

A child playing

Children aren't born hating – they learn it

This first episode (Sunday, 10pm, see our TV Guide for full details) examines the origin of hate – do babies hate?

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As well as using scientific studies, it also features children talking about their experiences of being bullied or bullying, and meets a woman who left the extremist group she was raised in after realising there was a more loving way to live.

TV Times rating: *****