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I saw a preview last Sunday on a story that was going to be broadcast on “60 Minutes” that night about the state of America’s economic recovery, or whether there actually is a recovery, with a view from small-town America, and it sounded like appointment viewing.

The story was titled “The Death and Life of Asheboro,” taking a look at a town in North Carolina that’s lived and died and tried to become reborn through manufacturing.

It told some very personal stories of people who’ve faced both success and hardship — showing in a sense a recovery that’s kind of “stuck in the middle” — with the bottom line being that if a national recovery is going to take place, the nation’s lawmakers need to stop looking out for each political party’s well-being and start thinking more about the well-being of the people.

Until that happens — if it ever does happen — it’s up to the people to try and make something happen on their own.

60 MINUTES:  The Death and Life of Asheboro

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