Lionel Richie: The Key to Peace in the Middle East

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As U.S. leaders struggle to communicate with people in the Middle East, they might look to musician Lionel Richie for inspiration.

In the current issue of GQ magazine, writer Andrew Corsello reports that Richie has become a musical phenomenon in the Arab world.

Host Mike Pesca speaks with him about Richie's appeal in that region.

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