Guests and Topics: August 18

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It's an exclusive ride along with the U.S. Border Patrol! We're taking you straight to the frontlines in the battle for our border! You've never seen this side of the story before — tonight on our explosive border series finale live from El Paso, Texas!

Plus, New Mexico’s governor declares a state of emergency because of the violence on the U.S.-Mexico border. Will increased funding stop the crime? We’ll ask New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.

We’ll also have a report from Steve Harrigan, south of the border in Mexico City. Then, we’ll talk with Rosa Rosales of the League of United Latin American Citizens (search) (LULAC), who organized a march last month to protest the Minutemen’s efforts to be citizen patrols on the border.

And, what did military officials know about four of Al Qaeda’s hijackers before September 11? We’ll ask Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, a former operative with the military intelligence team, Able Danger (search).

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Fast-paced and hard-hitting, "Hannity & Colmes" brings viewers a heated discussion in a nightly face-off. Relishing in controversial topics, personalities and social issues, conservative radio commentator Sean Hannity and liberal radio personality Alan Colmes offer their points-of-view in an often animated, always compelling debate.

But, unlike similar debate shows — which often appear scripted — "Hannity & Colmes" conducts a live, spur of the moment deliberation on politics and social topics. Also, differentiating the show is its dedication to "move away from the Beltway," bringing audiences an alternative discussion program without the "in" comments.

Adding fuel to the fire, several high-profile guests have joined the program on a wide-range of topics.

"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.

"Believe it or not, I agree with that statement," quipped Colmes.