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National Spelling Bee Begins

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The Scripps National Spelling Bee starts Wednesday, culminating with the final rounds Thursday night.

Carolyn Andrews talks with Alex Cohen about her job for the past decade — picking the words for the national competition.

Alex Cohen also talks with Day to Day's worst speller, Mike Pesca, to see if he can handle last year's winning word.