Topics and Guests for March 8

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The Social Security (search) debate gets serious. Can the president convert his Capitol Hill cynics? We'll ask Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.

Then, Senator Chuck Hagel's proposed "fix" for Social Security is very similar to what President Bush has been vigorously campaigning for. Can either push for reform get enough support? Robert Reich, former Clinton labor secretary, responds.

President Bush makes it clear that we're not alone in the War on Terror (search). But what will it take to win long-term global security? Michael Ledeen, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and P.J. Crowley, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, respond.

The freed Italian hostage whose car was fired upon by U.S. soldiers disputes the U.S. military's account of the event. Now, both the U.S. and Italy are investigating the incident. Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Bill Cowan weighs in on this controversial incident.

Faulty memory and conflicting testimony — a lot of twists and turns in the Michael Jackson molestation trial. Judge Andrew Napolitano, FOX News' judicial analyst, has more.

U.S. troops overseas focus their "day-to-day" lives on fighting the War on Terror. But what happens once they return home to their families and daily life? FOX News' Heather Nauert has more.

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