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Ad Questions Kerry's Vietnam Record

NPR's Peter Overby looks at a new, controversial television advertisement that disparages Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry's Vietnam War record. The ad has made national news because of its claims Kerry didn't earn all his medals -- but is it accurate?

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Peter Overby has covered Washington power, money, and influence since a foresighted NPR editor created the beat in 1994.