Jones is from North Carolina and served as a Democrat in the House. A brief online bio about his political career shows he served two terms from Georgia.
Schneider has a movie coming out next month and has been in Alabama raising money for victims of the tornado that wrecked Enterprise and destroyed the town's high school earlier this month. The 1980s TV show is something of a cult classic in the South, and has been on CMT in reruns, though no longer seems to be available on the cable network. In June, there is a big celebration called DukesFest held at the Bristol Speedway.
Jones claims the Cincinnati NAACP chapter played some role in the decision, but evidence of that was not immediately available. There is nothing about the dust up or the Dukes on the Pops' schedule and official site. But Jones' statement is on his Web site, Cooter's Place, HERE.
"I wish I was making this up. But, unfortunately it is true. It is bizarre. One reason our show is loved by folks of all colors all over the world is that racism is non-existent in Hazzard County. It is an innocent show where the good guys always win and nobody gets hurt, and brotherhood is a natural thing there. What could these politically correct vigilantes be thinking?"
The American-built car the Dukes drove, the Gen. Lee, apparently had a Confederate flag visible in some episodes of the Warner Bros. series. And the horn played Dixie when honked. Many view the stars and bars as a racist symbol of southern slavery and segregation. Dixie was a southern anthem. The Warner's Web site about the show and a couple of movies is HERE, but this click takes you to an episode about the Gen. Lee.