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Is America Polarized?
Aired 10/14/2004

One of the most enduring images of the 2000 presidential election is the map of an America divided between the Republican Red states in the south and west, and Democratic Blue states on the coasts and Great Lakes. Many academics and pundits say a hopeless cultural divide between Red and Blue is polarizing the nation as never before. But does the so-called cultural divide really exist? Is the Red and Blue map of America just a new graphic representation of an old political fact of life?
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  Michael Barone
    Senior Writer for U.S. News & World Report, author of "Hard America, Soft America: Competition vs. Coddling, and the Battle for the Nationís Future" and coauthor of "The Almanac of American Politics."
  Morris Fiorina
    Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, and author of "Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America"

Originally Aired: 10/14/2004

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