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The AARP Spelling Bee

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The AARP Spelling Bee

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The AARP Spelling Bee

The AARP Spelling Bee

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Saturday night at the AARP National Spelling Bee championship, 64-year-old Michael Petrina Jr. of Arlington, Va., became the top senior speller in the nation.

Guest host Alison Stewart speaks to Petrina about winning the annual contest for people 50 and over.