Guests and Topics for August 20

Here’s what is on tap for Friday:

‘FOX & Friends First’ (6 a.m. ET)

As U.S. warplanes pound suspected militia positions in Najaf, Iraq's prime minister makes a "final call" to Muqtada al-Sadr and his supporters. How will they respond? We’ll ask former U.S. Army Specials Operations Commander Mario Mancuso.

Does Sen. John Kerry need to defend his Vietnam War record? We’ll get a fair and balanced debate from FOX News contributors Ellis Henican, columnist of New York Newsday, and Dr. Monica Crowley, WABC radio host.

Plus, the defense's cross-examination of Amber Frey (search) is expected when Scott Peterson's double-murder trial resumes Monday. Why were proceedings called to a halt? We’ll ask criminal defense attorney Paul Martin.

‘FOX & Friends’ (7 a.m. ET)

The U.S. offensive in Najaf is heating up as al-Sadr and his army refuse a complete surrender. Is it time to take him out? We’ll ask Ed Turzanski, political analyst and political science professor at Lasalle University.

Plus, after days of fighting, is a peaceful resolution to the Najaf standoff still possible? Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., weighs in.

John Kerry is lashing out over a commercial that accuses him of lying about his Vietnam (search) service. Are the attacks hurting him? Can the candidate shake the controversy? We’ll ask Fred Barnes, co-host of “The Beltway Boys” and executive editor of The Weekly Standard.

And, does a new survey show that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ad has rocked the boat for John Kerry? We’ll ask Dr. Arthur Kover, consulting director for HCD Research, and Glenn Kessler, managing partner for HCD Research.

We’ll get a sneak peek at the History Channel's special, "Targeted: Osama bin Laden," from Mark Bowden, author of "Black Hawk Down."

Shares of Google (search) debut on the Nasdaq. How did the initial public offering do? We’ll ask Tobin Smith, founder and chairman of ChangeWave Research and a regular on "Bulls & Bears."

We’ll get a preview of this week’s edition of “FOX News Sunday” from host Chris Wallace.

Plus, four of the country's top chefs cook-off to determine the ultimate grill master!

And, we’ll be joined by the director of the new film “Benji off the Leash,” Joe Camp, and his fabulous star, Benji!

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