Since 9/11, outreach to Muslim communities around the world has been a U.S. diplomatic priority. Perhaps nowhere else is that more in display than in France, where Ambassador Charles Rivkin has made visiting the largely minority suburbs a major focus of his public diplomacy.
The attack on Charlie Hebdo shined a light on a decades-old satirical magazine that really seems like a throwback to another era. Charlie Hebdo has almost no analog, but it has an important spot in the hearts of many.
Anchor Marco Werman tells us about the Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas. During the 1980's, Compass Point was THE place to record for top musicians like the Rolling Stones, Dire Straits and the Talking Heads.
Today's Global Hit features a belly dancer. Her name is Anasma Vuong. She's originally from Paris. Her father is Vietnamese and her mother from Tunisia. These days Anasma Vuong lives in New York. And she specializes in a fusion of belly dance and hip hop.