Topics and Guests for October 4

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Many lawmakers on Capitol Hill aren't quite sure what to make of Harriet Miers (search) as President Bush's Supreme Court pick. Miers has a record of being an exemplary lawyer but has no judicial experience. Some Republicans are a little unsure about her conservative credentials and some Democrats seemingly supporting her. Why is so little known about Harriet Miers? And is she the most qualified person in the U.S. to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from syndicated radio talk show host G. Gordon Liddy and Democratic strategist Bob Beckel.

Then, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (search) announces Tuesday that about half the city's workforce will be laid off due to Katrina. Are things just getting worse in New Orleans? We'll ask New Orleans native Ellis Henican, a Newsday columnist and FOX News political analyst.

And, NASA's top administrator blasts the heart of the U.S. Space Program and then tries to take it back. Agency chief Michael Griffin is softening his comments after he called both the shuttle and space station programs huge mistakes. We'll get reaction from former NASA engineer Don Nelson.

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