Here's what is on tap for Friday:
"FOX & Friends First"
Starts at 6 a.m. ET
How were 5,000 Texas inmates successfully evacuated from prisons in Hurricane Rita's path? We'll ask Mike Viesca, spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
As the Texas National Guard (search) and state agencies get ready for Rita, we'll examine what goes into coordinating these groups with retired U.S. Army Col. David Hunt, FOX News military analyst.
Then, we'll get an update on evacuations in New Orleans from Eddie Benoit, assistant director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness of Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
And, oil refining in Texas accounts for a quarter of the country's total output of petroleum products. How will Rita impact the industry and consumers? We'll get a read from Bob Slaughter, president of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association.
"FOX & Friends"
Starts at 7 a.m. ET
As director of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Judge Robert Eckels, helped bring more than 100,000 Katrina evacuees to Texas. Now his state is facing its own hurdle.
Hurricane Rita arrives on a bye week for the Houston Texans. How is the storm affecting the city's NFL team? We'll ask Charley Casserly, the team's general manager.
If Rita roars ashore near Houston, can the city and its oil industry take the hit? We'll get a read form Chris Johnson, president of the engineering firm Dodson and Associates.
How is the Lone Star State applying lessons it learned from Hurricane Katrina to respond to Rita? Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, weighs in.
Then, while most folks are trying to avoid Hurricane Rita, hurricane hunter Lt. Mike Silah explains what it was like to fly through the storm.
And, will Hurricane Rita leave you paying $5 for a gallon for gas? Charles Payne, CEO of Wall Street Strategies, offers insight.
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