Music is a healer and a teacher to our spirits, Dr. Angelou says. Joined by the successful husband and wife songwriting/production team, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Dr. Angelou raps her timeless poetry and explores their shared love of music.
Beginning back in the 1960s, Ashford & Simpson brought soul music to a whole new level, with such hits as "Reach Out and Touch," "Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing," "You're All I Need to Get By" and "Let's Go Get Stoned." More recently, they released a 1996 album with Dr. Angelou on their own label titled Been Found. Songs such as "Where We Come From" and "What If" combine the music of Ashford & Simpson with Dr. Angelou's poetry. As Dr. Angelou reveals, the lyrics depict important and intimate details of her life, from the neighborhood she grew up in to past love affairs.
Plus, singing sensation Lionel Richie joins the show to talk about his family, his latest CD and how music inspires us to live our best life. The five-time Grammy® award winner dominated the '80s Billboard Music Charts with hits like "All Night Long," "Say You Say Me," "Hello" and "Penny Lover." Now, he talks about why his latest CD, Coming Home, is truly a homecoming.