The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior editors Austin Smith and Andrew Tonner talk about their favorite stocks.

In today's edition, Austin and Andrew take the gloves off and go for an industry smackdown with industries known for their high dividend yields. It's probably no surprise that we're talking tobacco and telecom. In today's video, you'll hear about dividend kings such as Altria, CenturyLink, and AT&T. Each industry is faced with its own unique obstacles, so watch our take on which industry comes out on top.

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