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photoHoward Dean apologized yesterday for his statement that he is the candidate for guys with confederate flags. But he's still running after the Southern vote, maybe harder now than ever.

In key elections in the South Tuesday, Republican governors trounced Democratic incumbents in Kentucky and Mississippi. Last year Democratic governors lost in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.

Tonight, On Point: Why the South is swinging to the right.

Guests:

Jody Powell, former press secretary to President Jimmy Carter, chairman and CEO of public relations firm Powell Tate.

Earl Black, professor of politics at Rice University, co-author of "The Rise of Southern Democrats" and "Politics and Society in the South."

Roy Blount, Jr., Southern humorist, novelist, journalist and columnist. He is author of 17 books including "Robert E. Lee," "Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor" and "Crackers."

This program aired on November 6, 2003.

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