Guests and Topics: Friday, April 8

See you in the No Spin Zone at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET!

Tonight ... "The O'Reilly Factor" is on...

Pope John Paul II (search) was laid to rest today in the largest funeral in the history of the papacy. As millions of people bid farewell to the pontiff in Rome, some in the U.S. were asking why a controversial American Cardinal was chosen to play a prominent role in today's funeral service. Why did the Vatican tap Cardinal Bernard Law (search), who was forced to resign from his post as head of the Boston archdiocese over the priest sex scandal, for such a high honor? Bill investigates tonight's "Factor".

Then, from the papal funeral to another global media event: the wedding of Charles and Camilla (search). Does the world care about their nuptials on Saturday? Why have the British media and even some in the American media, been merciless in their coverage of the couple?

Also, was 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford (search), who was found murdered in Florida after being abducted from her bedroom, allegedly by a convicted sex offender, actually alive when law enforcement officials visited her abductor's trailer? We'll have the latest on this tragic story.

Plus, will the Bush administration use U.S. troops to secure our border with Mexico? We'll tell you about some troops that are already along our southern border. And we'll talk with two of our FOX News military analysts about the military and the border situation...

These stories and much more including a brand-new edition of our world-famous "Talking Points Memo" and "The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day"!

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— All topics and guests subject to change.