Did Air Conditioning Lead To The Rise Of A New South?09:12
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Author John Steele Gordon looks at the role air conditioning played in the South becoming a political powerhouse — especially a Republican powerhouse. Thanks to AC and desegregation, Gordon writes, the South was able to develop. People wanted to live there — companies wanted to move there.

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This segment aired on August 27, 2012.

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