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Brand & Martinez for August 31, 2012




Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today.
Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today.
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On the final day of the Republican convention, Mitt Romney accepted his party's nomination, but he may have been upstaged by a chair and Clint Eastwood; Roberto Gonzalez Barrera, the titan of the tortilla industry, died last week. A Martinez talks to Gustavo Arellano about Guerrero's influence on the American palate; Reporter Josie Huang takes a look at the heritage, culture and agricultural traditions of the hatch chile; A Martinez talks with Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch about the economic summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Then, The Dinner Party guys talk about chic paper bags, Uncle Sam's birthday and Ray Bradbury; Finally, the British hit "Dr. Who" is making a big splash in the U.S.