Topics and Guests for November 1

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President Bush outlines a $7.1 billion plan to prepare the U.S. for a possible worldwide outbreak of the bird flu (search). The plan is in response to the Asian bird flu, which has killed more than 60 humans in Southeast Asia, mostly in Vietnam. It has not yet spread from human to human but, in the worst-case scenario outlined by international scientists, could cause millions of deaths worldwide.

The Senate holds a rare secret session to discuss pre-war intelligence and 'Scooter' Libby's indictment. We'll get reaction from Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard.

Then, we'll get the lowdown on the closed session from Sen. George Allen, R-Va., and Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb.

Plus, a U.N. draft resolution is putting pressure on Syria (search) to cooperate with an investigation into the assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister. Three countries are joining together to sponsor it: the U.S., Britain and France. Should we be surprised by France's support? We'll ask Mark Molesky, author of "Our Oldest Enemy."

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