Guests and Topics: December 1

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

***Dec. 2: Don't miss Bill's exclusive interview with Defense Secretary DONALD RUMSFELD***

Wednesday, December 1:

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

Kweisi Mfume has announced he will step down as head of the NAACP (search)... What's behind the sudden announcement? We'll ask him when he joins us in the No Spin Zone this evening!

Plus, the latest on the penalty phase in the Laci Peterson double-murder case. Will Scott Peterson (search) get the death penalty?

And in the Back of the Book segment this evening... One of the last of a dying breed of New York newspapermen: Bestselling author Pete Hamill talks with Bill about his latest work "Downtown: My Manhattan." The new book is described by its publisher as "a rich historical and personal portrait of Manhattan from the bestselling writer who is for many the living embodiment of the city."

These stories and much more including a brand-new edition of our world-famous "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.