Phelps Keeps Americans' Dreams Afloat We don't know what Michael Phelps is going to do with his medals and his dreams, but he's already restored summer daydreams for America, says Alex Chadwick. Amid a rough economy, that's plenty.
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Phelps Keeps Americans' Dreams Afloat

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Phelps Keeps Americans' Dreams Afloat

Phelps Keeps Americans' Dreams Afloat

Phelps Keeps Americans' Dreams Afloat

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Alex Chadwick has an essay about what U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps means to a nation dealing with hard economic times. And we hear from some kids at the local pool about what Phelps means to them.