States of the Union: Tennessee

Al Gore was a senator from Tennessee, but he was unable to win his home state in the 2000 presidential elections. We find out whether this is part of a larger rightward trend in Tennessee politics. Also: why the auto industry continues to be a major part of the Volunteer State’s economy. Joseph L. White is WPLN’s State Capitol Correspondent. He’s worked on Nashville’s Capitol Hill for more than 25 years, mostly as a journalist.

States of the Union fact of the week: Tennessee was the site of the first supermarket – a Piggly Wiggly.