Guests and Topics: October 7

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Stay with the # 1 nightly debate program on cable news because — We Debate. You Decide.

What's the state of the 2004 presidential campaign one day before the second face off in St. Louis between President Bush and Senator Kerry? We'll debate it with the Claremont Institute's Bill Bennett who also happens to be the former Secretary of Education.

Plus, we'll run down all the new state polls that are out to day to get a picture of where the campaign stands in terms of electoral votes. What states are "must win" for both candidates? We'll ask FOX News Political Analyst and former Democratic campaign manager Bob Beckel and Republican strategist Rich Galen to weigh in.

Also, Rev. Jesse Jackson (search) comes out swinging at the GOP in a column in the Chicago "Sun-Times" ... Wait till you hear what he had to say!

These stories and much, much more!

—All topics and guests subject to change.

About the Show

Fast-paced and hard-hitting, "Hannity & Colmes" brings viewers a heated discussion in a nightly face-off. Relishing in controversial topics, personalities and social issues, conservative radio commentator Sean Hannity and liberal radio personality Alan Colmes offer their points-of-view in an often animated, always compelling debate.

But, unlike similar debate shows — which often appear scripted — "Hannity & Colmes" conducts a live, spur of the moment deliberation on politics and social topics. Also, differentiating the show is its dedication to "move away from the Beltway," bringing audiences an alternative discussion program without the "in" comments.

Adding fuel to the fire, several high-profile guests have joined the program on a wide-range of topics.

"With guests who are 'in the middle of the fight,' we're able to hear their point-of-view on the topics, as well as advance our own feelings," said Hannity.

"Believe it or not, I agree with that statement," quipped Colmes.