Topics and Guests for March 9

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Dan Rather (search) steps down from the anchor chair Wednesday — 24 years after his first broadcast on CBS. After last year's memo-gate scandal, will his reputation be tarnished?We'll investigate with Newsday columnist Ellis Henican and Rich Noyes, director of research for The Media Research Center.

Did Italy pay a ransom for the release of hostage Giuliana Sgrena (search)? And if so, could terrorists use those funds to buy more bullets and bombs? Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin weighs in.

So far, 27 states have made English their official language. Will Congress follow suit and push for English as the official language of the United States? Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, joins FOX News' Heather Nauert for more on this controversial issue.

The White House denies claims that suspected terrorists are taken out of the country and tortured for information. Should the Bush administration put it in writing? We'll ask Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., author of the Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act.

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