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Lifeclass Exclusive: How Arsenio Hall Motivated College Dropout Steve Harvey

Season 4 Episode 408
Aired on 09/07/2014 | CC tv-14
Comedian Steve Harvey was once a college dropout who drifted from one dead-end job to the next. Today, at age 57, he's an award-winning talk show host with a popular radio show and best-selling books.

While he was at Kent State University, Steve knew another student who had aspirations for stardom—a man named Arsenio Hall. Six years after flunking out of school, Steve was working at a factory, making $8.50 an hour, when he saw his old friend on a show called Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. "I just started crying," Steve says.

In this Lifeclass exclusive clip, watch as Steve opens up about how his old friend's drive inspired him to make his own dreams a reality.

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