Guests and Topics: February 25

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Friday, Feb. 25:

It was one of the most popular movies of last year — So why wasn't it nominated for Best Picture? Did a bias against religion play a role in the Academy's snub?

Father John Bartunek, technical adviser for Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" (search) joins Sean and Alan to discuss that question tonight.

Plus, we'll show you exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the movie!

Then, the Prime Minister of Slovakia says that that media unfairly turned Europeans against President Bush and the War in Iraq. We'll discuss the PM's statement with Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons and "National Review" editor Rich Lowry.

Also, the latest on the fight over Terri Schiavo...

And later, are some of the secrets of Capitol Hill are revealed in the controversial new book, "The Zero Game." We'll talk with author Brad Meltzer.

These stories and much more!

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"With guests who are 'in the middle of the fight,' we're able to hear their point-of-view on the topics, as well as advance our own feelings," said Hannity.

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