Topics and Guests for September 17

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Here's what you'll find on our show this weekend:

A federal judge in San Francisco declares the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional in public schools. It's the second attempt by Michael Newdow to remove the pledge. He lost his first case in the U.S. Supreme Court last year. Michael Newdow joins us with why he feels so strongly on "under God" being in the pledge.

Then, would altering the Pledge of Allegiance change the United States? We'll get insight from civil rights attorney Michael Gross and Anthony Picarello, president of The Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty.

An Ohio couple is arrested for keeping their foster children in cages inside their home. We'll get reaction from Richard Wexler of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform and Mark Puente, Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter.

And, a new study from the Brookings Institution says parents should stay together for the sake of their children. But isn't an abusive or dysfunctional marriage worse for children? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from Dr. Ron Haskins, a senior fellow of economic studies at the Brookings Institution, and psychologist Dr. Gilda Carle.

Plus, kids helping kids. Seven-year-old Zac Cohen is collecting stuffed animals for children who are victims of Hurricane Katrina. Zac says, "A stuffed animal makes a kid feel safe." Check out to see how you can help his efforts!

Those stories and more on this Saturday's "Heartland."

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All topics and guests subject to change.