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TV Land Yanks ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Amid Confederate Flag Backlash

1 July 2015 12:07 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Reruns of “The Dukes of Hazzard” have been quietly pulled from TV Land’s daytime schedule at a moment of heightened sensitivity to Confederate flag imagery.

The Warner Bros.-produced series that aired on CBS from 1979-85 revolves around two Southern cousins who race around their small town in a souped-up 1969 Dodge Charger, dubbed the General Lee, with the Confederate flag emblazoned on the hood. TV Land pulled the show on Monday, a rep confirmed.

TV Land declined to elaborate on the decision, but it is clearly a response to the broader movement to withdraw the flag from official settings and in pop culture, given its historic connection to slavery and the Civil War. The push to remove Confederate flags and Stars and Bars icons came last month in the wake of the slayings of nine African-Americans in a Charleston church allegedly by a 21-year-old white supremacist.

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- Variety Staff

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Last Week Tonight Video: John Oliver Rips the Confederate Flag to Shreds

22 June 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

To be clear, John Oliver didn’t literally tear apart a Confederate flag during Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, but he did make it pretty clear how he feels about the ol’ Stars and Bars.

RelatedDaily Show‘s Jon Stewart Delivers Joke-Free Open in Wake of Charleston Church Shooting: ‘I Have Nothing’

In response to South Carolina still flying the antiquated symbol outside of its capitol building — even after nine African-American churchgoers were senselessly gunned down by a white assailant this past week — Oliver had this to say:

The Confederate flag is one of those symbols that should really only be seen on T-shirts, »

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