Guests and Topics: October 18

See you in the No Spin Zone at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET!

Tonight... "The O'Reilly Factor" is on!

From his service in Vietnam to his time on Capitol Hill to his run for the White House... what really drives John Kerry? We'll bring you a revealing look at the man who would be president when presidential historian and author of "Tour of Duty" Douglas Brinkley joins us.

Plus, a batch of new political polls are out today. Some of them may promise good news for President Bush. We'll analyze what they say...

Also, both candidates have said that they will not bring back the draft. So why is this still an issue especially among Democrats?

Then, why has Senator Kerry shied away from many television interviews?

And later, more information about the Swift Boat veterans (search) and their influence in the presidential campaign.

These stories and more including a brand-new edition of the "Talking Points Memo" and "The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day!"  

About the Show

"Other interview news shows are guest-driven," says Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Bill O'Reilly. "'The O'Reilly Factor' is driven by me. I will not stand for 'spin.' I look for guests who will stand up and verbally battle for what they believe in."

"The O'Reilly Factor" uncovers news items from the established wisdom and goes against the grain of the more traditional interview-style programs. O'Reilly's signature "No Spin Zone" cuts through the rhetoric as he interviews the players who make the story newsworthy.

Pushing beyond just the headlines, "The O'Reilly Factor" also features issues from local markets that do not find the national spotlight on other newscasts. According to O'Reilly, "Just because a story originates from somewhere the networks typically avoid, doesn't mean it contains less challenging issues, or compelling ideas."

See you in the No Spin Zone, tonight at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET!

— All topics and guests subject to change.