Thursday, Dec. 11: Flu Season

The president defending the decision to limit business contracts in Iraq to those nations who took part in the "coalition of the willing."

But is the decision fair? We’ll ask retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Scales, Fox News military analyst and author of The Iraq War: A Military History, and Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga., author of A National Party No More.

The deaths from this flu season may double the annual average. So why is there a flu vaccine shortage? Could Washington politics be at fault? We’ll ask Dr. Bernadine Healy, former head of the National Institutes of Health and columnist for U.S. News and World Report.

Plus, the music industry is sticking to its guns when it comes to catching people who illegally download songs off the Internet. But, if a teenager does the downloading, should the parents get slapped with the lawsuit? We’ll get a fair and balanced report from Mitch Glazier, senior vice president of government relations for the Recording Industry Association of America, and Glenn Peterson, an attorney who has handled cases of copyright infringement.

And, Bobby Brown is arrested for battering his wife. But will Whitney Houston (search) stand by her man?

You've heard of Christmas carols, how about "winter" carols?  One school was uncomfortable with the word "Christmas," but now it's the parents who are upset.

And, just in time for the holiday travel rush, the Transportation Security Administration has cut the number of travel screeners. What will this mean to you? DaySide investigates.

Foster Children Update:

If you would like to help the four New Jersey foster children please contact:

Care For its Children in Crisis
First Colonial National Bank
Attn:  Mr. Gerard Banmiller
1040 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ  08108

Mepham High School Hazing Case:

If you would like to contact the parents seeking policy changes in Mepham High School, please e-mail them at: Mepham Parents 4 Change

About the Show:

DaySide with Linda Vester, FOX News Channel's brand new daytime talk show, takes you beyond the headlines for a closer look at the stories that newsmakers and your neighbors are talking about.

To be part of the LIVE studio audience click here or please call: 1-887-FOX-TKTS (1-877-369-8587).

Plus, we want your feedback: Send your comments to

DaySide with Linda Vester airs weekdays at 1 p.m. ET. You won't want to miss it!