The Great Red and Blue Divide

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photoWith the 2004 U.S. presidential election just 6 days away, the candidates appear to be in a dead heat, but their constituencies are further apart now than at any time in recent history.

Austin American Statesmen's journalist Bill Bishop has documented the dramatic and growing gap between Republicans and Democrats in his series entitled "The Great Divide." The series is an in-depth exploration of the causes and consequences of America's increasing political polarity.

Hear a conversation with Bill Bishop about the great divide between red and blue America.


Bill Bishop, staff writer for the Austin American Statesmen. His series entitled "The Great Divide" has run throughout the 2004 Presidential campaign

Jack Beatty, news analyst for On Point, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly magazine.

This program aired on October 27, 2004.


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