The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the Commodores, solo artist and “American Idol” judge was awarded the Library of Congress’ 2022 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song earlier this year. Lionel Richie chats with correspondent Kelefa Sanneh about growing up on the Tuskegee University campus, as well as his 50-year career — from opening for Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 to his solo success, and what the lyrics to “All Night Long” really mean. . (This story originally aired on May 15, 2022.)
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