Civil War revisited Historian and author James McPherson is perhaps one of the most prolific authors on the Civil War. His latest book explains how Lincoln became a war time president, a role for which he had little experience but turned him into an essential leader for his times.9:06 a.m.
James McPherson: author most recently of "Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief." He's the author of the Pulitzer prize winning history of the Civil War, "Battle Cry of Freedom."
A Maestro's blues Taj Mahal is a blues man to his core, but in his 40 years in the music industry, he's also explored folk, African rhythms and the music of the Caribbean. He brings all these sounds together on his new album "Maestro."10:06 a.m.
Taj Mahal: His new album "Maestro" is his first studio release in five years. He joins us in studio.