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Radio Iowa's Kay Henderson watched the news and found herself saturated.

At the end of the Des Moines’ NBC affiliate’s six o’clock newscast (the WHO TV newscast break after sports):

1. Clinton ad (the “it’s the economy stupid” ad: -- all white people, lots of seniors)

2. Huckabee ad (the faith ad; embraces a black child in a classroom)

3. Obama ad (the bio ad)

4. Romney ad (the experience ad; all white people)

5. Edwards ad (the generations ad; all white women, plus two kids)

6. Fred Thompson (the bio ad)

Anchors come back on screen to quickly say goodbye.

7. Clinton economy ad again
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