Guests and Topics: Sept. 16

Watch "Hannity & Colmes" tonight immediately following President Bush's speech at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET!

Friday, Sept. 16

It's a night filled with tantalizing topics, strong opinions and fierce debates!

How committed is the president to the Gulf States’ recovery, rebuilding, and renewal? We’ll have more reaction to Bush’s prime time speech and Hurricane Katrina’s relief efforts with "Presidential Leadership" author James Taranto.

Then, playing the race card in relation to Katrina. Who’s using it and why? Robert Woodson from the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (search) and NY Civil Rights Coalition's (search) Michael Meyers go head to head over this fiery topic.

And, is there a link between global warming and Hurricane Katrina (search)? Environmentalists say ‘yes’ but are they just using Katrina to fuel the global warming agenda? National Resources Defense Council’s David Tuft debates it with Sterling Burnett of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

Also, was the government’s response to Katrina good enough? Did any recommendations from the 9/11 Commission (search) help? We’ll ask former senator and 9/11 Commission member Slade Gordon.

Plus, don’t even think about missing this segment! Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (search) raised eyebrows this week by suggesting the prospect of wiretapping mosques and conducting surveillance of foreign students in his state. Former CIA (search) operative Wayne Simmons and Kareen Shora of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (search) have some pretty strong opinions on the topic and go head-to-head tonight!

These stories and much more on "Hannity & Colmes"!

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About the Show

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.