Guests and Topics for Oct. 15

Here’s what is on tap for Friday:

'FOX & Friends First' (6 a.m. ET)

President Bush and Senator Kerry enter the final homestretch of their race to the White House (search). What do the candidates need to do to win? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from Leslie Sanchez, Republican strategist, and Doug Schoen, Democratic strategist.

Plus, is Iraq on the path to democracy, or a ticking time bomb and unnecessary war? We'll get insight from Roger Aronoff, producer of the new documentary, "Confronting Iraq."

And, when it comes to the mafia, few films make an impact like "Goodfellas" which followed the real life story of "wise-guy" Henry Hill. But was the film accurate? We'll get the real deal from Gregg and Gina Hill, co-authors of "On the Run."

'FOX & Friends' (7 a.m. ET)

With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, what can we expect from each candidate during the final push? We'll ask Steve Schmidt, deputy communication director for the Bush-Cheney campaign, and Chad Clanton, senior adviser for the Kerry-Edwards campaign.

Both candidates are stumping hard in the swing state of Ohio. But has either side showed an edge in the battle for the Buckeye State? We'll ask David Giffels, journalist with the Akron Beacon Journal.

Hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur Russell Simmons could be content sitting at home being a millionaire. But he joins us to explain why he's not.

Plus, we'll preview "Breaking Point: U.N. Blood Money — New Revelations" a FOX News special, with FOX News senior correspondent, Eric Shawn.

Is John Kerry in good shape as he sprints for the finish line? We'll ask Douglas Brinkley, author of "Tour of Duty."

Swing states are expected to play a critical role in November's election. And one of the states that both the president and Senator Kerry are keeping close tabs on is New Mexico, as Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., author of "A Brighter Tomorrow," explains.

At the final debate, the candidates went head to head on Social Security, jobs and the economy. But were their economic plans realistic? We'll ask Jonas Max Ferris, founder of and a regular on "Cashin' In."

And, why is Michael Jackson so steamed about a new music video by rapper Eminem? We'll ask FOX News' Geraldo Rivera, host of "At Large with Geraldo Rivera."

About the Show

This offbeat morning show features anchors E.D. Hill, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. They take a look at the day's news, sports and weather from a different perspective. It is an interactive show where you can call in to voice your opinion or have your e-mail read. Anything can happen and usually does!

Every day, syndicated radio host and FOX contributor Mancow joins the show with unique insights and commentary on the day's news events, bringing his own brand of offbeat and irreverent humor from his WKQX studio in Chicago.

Plus, now you can watch America's No. 1 cable news morning show seven days a week, as hosts Juliet Huddy, Julian Phillips and Mike Jerrick man the morning show ship on the weekends!

There's no telling what "FOX & Friends" will be cooking up outside our Manhattan studios on 6th Avenue. So, if you are in New York, drop by — the Morning Crew loves an audience! We are located at: 1211 Avenue of the Americas, between 47th and 48th streets.

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