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One Day It'll All Make Sense

In conversation with Kevin Frazier
Friday, September 16, 2011
Episode Summary
Common, the Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist and actor was born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. on Chicago's rough South Side. In his soulfully candid memoir, he unleashes himself line by line--from his childhood to tragic losses, from addiction to love--revealing the inner-makings of an extraordinary life.

Participant(s) Bio
Common is a multi-Grammy award winning musician and actor. With over eight albums and numerous Hollywood films, his impact also extends to empowering youth through his Common Ground Foundation, launched in 2007 and dedicated to the development of urban youth in communities by helping them to realize their full potential. He has also written children's books, using the cultural relevance of hip hop to help the younger generation understand self respect and love.

Kevin Frazier is the co-host of The Insider on CBS, and was formerly a correspondent and anchor for Entertainment Tonight where he covered high-profile entertainment stories and historical events, including President Obama's inauguration. Frazier has held exclusive interviews with Senator Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential campaign and has appeared as an entertainment expert on prestigious news and entertainment programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live and Nancy Grace, among others. Frazier has also served as the host of ESPN's SportsCenter, NBA Shoot Around, Fastbreak Tuesday, and The FX Sports Show.