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Roundtable: Obama Reaches Out To Muslim World

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Roundtable: Obama Reaches Out To Muslim World

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President Barack Obama speaks with Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya cable network. Al-Arabiya / AP hide caption

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President Obama granted his first sit-down interview to an Arab TV network, telling the Muslim world that "Americans are not your enemy" and calling for lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Can he succeed in the Middle East where other presidents have failed?

On that issue and more, Tony Cox speaks with Brandon Whitney of Homeland Colors; Felicia Harvey of Black Politics on the Web; and Kevin Ross of 3 Brothers and A Sister.