Guests and Topics: March 16

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Tonight on "Hannity & Colmes" ...

• The economy takes center stage in the presidential race — Sen. Kerry attacks Bush’s economic record — Secretary of Commerce Don Evans fires back.

• He stole the spotlight at Sen. Kerry's town hall meeting and demanded the White House hopeful back up his assertion that unnamed leaders want Kerry to win this November — And tonight Cedric Brown jumps into the debate.

Should the Mass. senator elaborate on his claims? Does he have proof that world leaders want him in the White House? Did he even say that in the first place? Has he gotten a little 'Kerryd' away?    

Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro weighs in.

• President Bush accuses rival John Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran, of voting against American troops in a new television ad. Is there more to the story? Or, is Sen. Kerry 'wrong on defense?'

Both sides square off — Terry Holt, press secretary for Bush's re-election campaign, and Steve Elmendorf, Kerry campaign political director, join us.

• Critics said it would not happen but  "The Passion of the Christ" (search) was the top film for a third straight weekend, taking in $31.7 million and pushing its total beyond a quarter of a billion dollars.

Watch tonight's exclusive interview with the passionate creator himself, Mel Gibson.

What do the critics have to say now? And, will this set a new trend in Hollywood?

Jonathan Foreman of The New York Post and syndicated columnist Joel Mowbray weigh in.

All these stories and much more!

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