Guests and Topics: Thursday, May 5

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

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

The ABC News magazine show "Primetime Live" unveiled their "American Idol" expose last night. Was the story really newsworthy or just "Idol" chatter? What did we learn? Was this a low point for ABC News or did the story have journalistic merit? We'll debate it!

Plus, the Marine accused of allegedly shooting an allegedly unarmed Iraqi insurgent in Fallujah (search) has been cleared of all wrong doing by the military. We'll have the details for you.

But it also looks like one of the people at the heart of the Abu Ghraib (search) prisoner abuse scandal, Lynndie England (search) may not get a light sentence after all after her guilty plea plan falls through. We'll have analysis of both situations for you...

Then, we all know that some Americans verbally abuse police officers but how far can they really go? And can the cops use similar words to talk back to the public?

Later, as "The Factor" moves along, the runaway bride releases a statement to the media about her disappearance last week. We'll tell you what she said and we'll talk with outspoken radio talk show host Mike Gallagher about why he is sticking up for Jennifer Wilbanks (search).

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"!

Real journalism: fair and balanced. That's why we're No. 1 — FOX News Channel.

About the Show

"Other interview news shows are guest-driven," says Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Bill O'Reilly. "'The O'Reilly Factor' is driven by me. I will not stand for 'spin.' I look for guests who will stand up and verbally battle for what they believe in."

"The O'Reilly Factor" uncovers news items from the established wisdom and goes against the grain of the more traditional interview-style programs. O'Reilly's signature "No Spin Zone" cuts through the rhetoric as he interviews the players who make the story newsworthy.

Pushing beyond just the headlines, "The O'Reilly Factor" also features issues from local markets that do not find the national spotlight on other newscasts. According to O'Reilly, "Just because a story originates from somewhere the networks typically avoid, doesn't mean it contains less challenging issues, or compelling ideas."

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

— All topics and guests subject to change.