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Monday, January 10:
Tonight ... "The O'Reilly Factor" is on...
The long awaited report of an independent commission investigating the forged documents used by CBS News for a story investigating President Bush's National Guard service was released today. Four CBS News staffers have been fired Monday following the release of the report. Investigators said that a "myopic zeal" led to a "60 Minutes Wednesday" story about President Bush's military service that relied on allegedly forged documents.
The network fired Mary Mapes (search), producer of the report; Josh Howard (search), executive producer of "60 Minutes Wednesday" and his top deputy Mary Murphy (search); and senior vice president Betsy West (search). The president of CBS News, Andrew Heyward will remain in his post.
We'll talk with two former CBS News network correspondents about the report and what's ahead for the network.
Plus, if you're a journalist you cannot be tied in to political parties and political campaigns. Yet, in the "60 Minutes Wednesday" case the producer was in touch with the Kerry campaign's top spokesperson. But these kind of connections stretch back to the Kennedy administration — the most recent case has been the admission that the Bush administration paid television and radio talk show host Armstrong Williams to promote the No Child Left Behind Act. We'll have analysis of the political connections and why they should be taboo...
Then, a preliminary report on the U.N.'s oil-for-food scandal has been released. Did U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan get a pass? We'll bring you a No Spin look at the report's findings.
Also, columnist and bestselling author Ann Coulter on tsunami aid and the generosity of the American people.
And later, Michael Moore gets a People's Choice Award... or did he? It's the latest report from the front lines of the culture wars...
These stories and much more including a brand new edition of the world-famous "Talking Points Memo" and "The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day"!
Sunday, January 9:
It's a SPECIAL EDITION of "The Factor" this Sunday!
We'll have the latest on the tsunami disaster including a report on how relief efforts in South Asia are progressing.
Plus, we'll talk with Michael Newdow about the latest twist in the "Under God" debate...
These stories and much more!
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.