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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to the media after keynoting a Women's Empowerment Event at the United Nations March 10, 2015 in New York City. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to the media after keynoting a Women's Empowerment Event at the United Nations March 10, 2015 in New York City. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

The general election is still nearly five months away, but ads for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are already on television.

Here & Now media analyst John Carroll speaks with Robin Young about the focus of some of those ads, and how much money each camp is spending on them.

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John Carroll, professor of mass communication at Boston University. His blog is “Campaign Outsider” and he tweets @johncarroll_bu.

This segment aired on June 21, 2016.

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