Guests and Topics: August 31

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The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (search) continues to bring incalculable damage and destruction to parts of Louisiana and Mississippi, leaving thousands of people hungry, homeless, helpless, and hopeless.

As officials began evacuating thousands of refugees to Houston fromSuperdome (search) in New Orleans, the mayor of that city said it could be months before residents would be allowed to return to their homes.

Tonight, we’ll continue our special coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath and rescue and recovery efforts in what is being called the worst natural disaster in the U.S. We’ll be joined by Mississippi Lt. Governor Amy Tuck and Louisiana’s Lt. Governor, Mitch Landrieu, as well as former Louisiana Congressman Bob Livingston.

And, as the affected areas continue to deteriorate, officials are also warning residents of the threat of water-borne parasites and disease from contaminated food. Louisiana medical officer Jimmy Guidry and physician Holly Phillips will have more on the health risks that residents and rescuers face in the upcoming weeks.

Also, we’ll talk to a member of the Coast Guard (search) about the struggle to save lives in the disaster zone.

Plus, personal stories of survival you'll hear only on Hannity & Colmes.

These stories and much more... Don't miss YOUR chance to join the debate tonight!

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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.