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Friday, August 10, 2012

  • Aired: 08/10/2012
  • 54:57
  • Expires: 09/09/2012
  • Rating: NR
Tonight on the program, we examine the ongoing drought and the major effects it has had on corn and soybean crops. Also: analyzing the energy situation in the United States, a look at Michelle Obama's American ancestry, Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson analyze the week's political news, and one last look at the Olympics as the games reach the finish line.
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