Steven Smith: Director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis. Resident of Minnesota. Author of numerous books about the Congress, including "Party Influence in Congress, "The American Congress," and "Politics or Principle: Filibustering in the U.S. Senate."
Desegregation history-maker Jefferson Thomas dies One of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957, died Sunday. American RadioWorks and NPR's Juan Williams tell the story on Midday.12:00 p.m.
Juan Williams: NPR News Analyst. Author of the bestselling history of the civil rights movement, "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965" Author of "Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary," and "This Far By Faith: Stories from the African American Religious Experience."