2008's Most (Overlooked) Influential People

Every year, Time publishes a list of its most influential people of the year. Muqtada al-Sadr and Lloyd Blankfein received nominations, and President-elect Barack Obama is person of the year. Who else would you add to the list?

Guests:

Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, former commander of coalition ground forces in Iraq. He selected Muqtada al-Sadr as the most influential person of 2008.

Robert Reich, professor of public policy at UC Berkeley. His choice for most influential person is Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

Robert Krulwich, science correspondent for NPR. He chose Craig Venter, founder of The Institute for Genomic Research.

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