Tuesday, Oct. 14: Pledge to Change?

Violence continued in Iraq on Tuesday, as at least one person was killed and a dozen more were injured when a car bomb exploded at the gates of the Turkish Embassy in Baghdad.

But is the situation as unstable as the news media are reporting? In our continuing commitment to balanced reporting, we’ll get firsthand accounts of life in Iraq from Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Craig Thomas, R-Wyo.

Plus, are stockpiles of Saddam Hussein's weapons being swiped and used to attack American soldiers? We’ll ask Eric Haney, founding member of Delta Force, and Mike Baker, former CIA covert operations officer.

There’s new intelligence that Usama bin Laden's son is taking over for his father and working from his hideout in Iran. Can we get to him over there, or is he out of our reach? We’ll get insight from Mansoor Ijaz, Fox News foreign affairs analyst, and Rita Katz, director of the Site Institute.

The trial for Beltway sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad (search) begins Tuesday -- just a year after those horrifying attacks that held the East Coast hostage. We’ll be live from the courthouse with the latest.

Plus, could the way we say the Pledge of Allegiance change forever? The Supreme Court will decide once and for all whether the words "under God" are unconstitutional. How is the court likely to rule? We’ll ask Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor of the National Review, and Michael Newdow, who brought the original lawsuit to a California federal court in 2000.

And, a controversial new book says that cultural differences are keeping black and Hispanic students at the bottom of the class. We’ll get fair and balanced debate from Abigail Thernstrom, co-author of No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning, and Jeffrey Gardere, author of Smart Parenting for African Americans: Helping Your Kids Thrive in a Difficult World.

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