We're coming to you LIVE from the heartland this Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET!

Former Ohio congressman and host John Kasich covers the stories that touch our entire nation.

Here's a preview of some of the stories we're working on for this weekend.

Saturday, Dec. 11:

Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ” was an overwhelming box-office success, but will the movie be snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (search) in next year’s Oscar Awards?

And the jury in the Scott Peterson trial (search) is still out in the sentencing phase, but how soon will they reach a verdict and will Peterson’s life be spared? We’ll have legal anyalsis.

Plus, Oliver North joins “Heartland” for a look at Iraq — will the country be ready for the January 30 election?

Also, Christmas has come under attack this season with fights over nativity scenes in public spaces and singing Christian carols in schools – we’ll look at the growing popularity of secularism in America with former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore who was forced to step down after refusing to remove Ten Commandments (search) from the courthouse.

That and much more!

Be sure to watch "Heartland" this Saturday evening at 8 p.m. ET and on Sunday at 4 a.m. ET.

All topics and guests subject to change.