Guests and Topics for February 18

Here's what is on tap for Friday when Kathie Lee Gifford (search) guest hosts:

"FOX & Friends First"
Starts at 6 a.m. ET

President Bush is just a week away from a major "fence-mending" trip to Europe. Will he get his message across without stepping on international toes? We'll ask retired U.S. Army Col. David Hunt, FOX News military analyst.

Plus, grand jury testimony from the Michael Jackson (search) case is leaked to a Web site. What will it mean for the future of his case? We'll get the legal lowdown from David Schwartz, criminal defense attorney.

And, we'll be joined by one of boxing's more colorful characters, Eric "Butterbean" Esch.

"FOX & Friends"
Starts at 7 a.m. ET

President Bush taps John Negroponte (search) as the nation's first director of national intelligence. We'll get reaction from John Lehman, member of the 9/11 Commission, which recommended that this position be created.

Plus, will Negroponte's appointment make this country more secure from terrorists? Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., joins us.

Will Syria's new partnership with Iran impact President Bush's European trip? Amb. Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. ambassador to Morocco and FOX News foreign affairs analyst, weighs in.

Is new protection on its way to our troops in harm's way in Iraq? We'll get insight from U.S. Army Brig. Generals William Johnson and Kevin Leonard.

Was Michael Jackson faking his illness to delay jury selection in his trial? Debra Opri, Jackson family attorney and a criminal defense lawyer, says no way!

We'll get a preview of this week's edition of "FOX News Sunday" with host Chris Wallace.

Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan says private accounts are a good step towards changing Social Security (search). What impact will his support have on the president's plan? We'll ask Jonathan Hoenig, managing member of the Capitalistpig Asset Management.

Plus, we'll be joined by one of the favorites to win the Daytona 500, NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson.

And, a 1992 accident almost ended his life. Now, actor Ben Vereen drops by to explain how it only made him stronger.

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