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Need to Know, August 24, 2012: The battle for Ohio

This week's host Jeff Greenfield

Need to Know airs a special edition from Tampa, the site of the GOP national convention. Host Jeff Greenfield will report on Republican efforts to carry Ohio, a state deemed critical to their chances of winning.

The New Yorker staff writer John Cassidy, who has written extensively about politics and the economy, is interviewed. Greenfield also contributes an essay about Ohioans who became president – often with disastrous results.

Read full transcript.

What’s on this week:

The battle for Ohio

Jeff Greenfield reports on Republican efforts to carry Ohio, a state deemed critical to the GOP’s chances of winning.

Interview: John Cassidy

New Yorker staff writer John Cassidy, who has written extensively about politics and the economy.

Jeff Greenfield on Ohio’s presidential past

A look about Ohioans who became President — sometimes with disastrous results.

Watch more full episodes of Need to Know.