Guests and Topics for October 9

Here's what is on tap for Thursday:

FOX & Friends First (6 a.m. ET)

Arnold will take office in a few weeks. But will the "Governator" be able to fix the mess that Gray Davis left in California? Here with a fair and balanced debate from our nation's capitol will be Republican strategist Pete Synder (search) and Democratic strategist Scott Segal (search).

Attorneys in the Kobe Bryant case prepare for a preliminary hearing today. Does the defense have anything to gain from these proceedings? We’ll ask FNC senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano (search).

Our soldiers are working hard in Iraq. And some have returned. Three soldiers awarded medals for valor will join us: Specialist Maria Flores-Sanz, Private First Class Jessica Lynn Nicholson, and Master Sergeant Brian Quarm.

FOX & Friends (7 a.m. ET)

He was the TV neighbor generations of children grew up adoring. Even though Fred Rogers (search) is gone, his legacy lives on in a new book called The World According to Mr. Rogers: Important Things to Remember. We’ll be joined by his wife, Joanne Rogers.

Arnold is taking the big step from celebrity spotlight to political hot seat. What's it like to make that transition? Tom Foley will have the answer. He was Jesse Ventura’s director of his Washington office when Jesse went from stardom to governor.

Plus, FNC Sports Net legal analyst Rob Becker will fill us in about the Kobe case and the effects it will have on the basketball superstar’s future.

We’ll have more on Arnold Schwarzenegger from two California congressmen, Adam Schiff and Christopher Cox.

Kobe heads to court... but will his defense team waive his right to a preliminary hearing and take the case right to trial? Craig Silverman, former Denver deputy district attorney will fill us in. 

Can Arnold Schwarzenegger (search) survive the media glare that's sure to follow him throughout his term as California's governor? Fox News Watch host Eric Burns shares his take on the Recall press coverage. He's also the author of the new book, The Spirits of America: A History of Alcohol.

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