Amid continued controversy over the Confederate flag, corporations seem to be racing one another to pull down anything and everything associated with the Civil War symbol. The Dukes of Hazzard even had the image taken off merchandise of the iconic General Lee (which kept the name, for … reasons?), and now TVLand has upped the ante by pulling them Duke boys off their lineup altogether.
Prolific character actor James Best, most known for playing the bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard, has passed away from complications following a battle with pneumonia. He was 88 years old.
A just-launched AutoTrader campaign is using "The Dukes of Hazzard" to promote its online tools.
Go figure! But I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
The ad campaign features Tom Wopat and John Schneider, the original actors from "The Dukes of Hazzard" who played cousins Bo Duke and Luke Duke in the CBS-TV series that ran from January 1979 to February 1985.