The other side of criminal justice Their role in the criminal justice system is often misunderstood and underappreciated, and their caseload grows every year. Two Minnesota public defenders join Midmorning to talk about their work.9:06 a.m.
John Stuart: State public defender.
Leonard Castro: Hennepin County chief public defender.
The most influential Americans Top historians recently answered the challenge of determining the 100 most influential Americans. But is the most influential person the most notorious? Or are there lesser known people who were more influential than we recognize today?10:06 a.m.
Robert Dallek: Historian and author of "Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power," due out this spring.
Ross Douthat: Author of the article on the 100 most influential Americans that appeared in the December 2006 issue of the Atlantic Monthly.
H.W. Brands: Professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. His latest book is "The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Year's War Over the American Dollar."