American Muslims confront backlash Since the announcement of plans to build an Islamic community center near the site of Ground Zero, anti-Islamic rhetoric has been on the rise. Two Muslims working to promote interfaith understanding join Midmorning to discuss America's misconceptions about Islam.9:06 a.m.
Rep. Keith Ellison: DFL congressman representing Minnesota's 5th District. He was the first Muslim elected to Congress.
Eboo Patel: Founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core. He is the author of "Acts of Faith."
Fifty years later, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' still resonates The Pulitzer Prize winning classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" turns 50 this year. Kerri Miller interviews a documentarian who gained rare interviews with Harper Lee's sister and friends to help reveal the story behind the book.10:06 a.m.
Mary McDonagh Murphy: Author of "Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird."