Guests and Topics for Dec. 17

Here's what is on tap for Friday:

"FOX & Friends First"
Starts at 6 a.m. ET

Usama bin Laden (search) voicing his opinion yet again, this time praising this months terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia. What's the message behind the tape? We'll ask Edward Turzanski, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Center.

Plus, two of the youngest opera performers around drop by to spread some holiday cheer.

"FOX & Friends"
Starts at 7 a.m. ET

The president is set to sign the new intelligence bill into law and put the sweeping reforms into action. What changes can we expect? We'll be joined by Peter Brookes, former CIA intelligence officer and senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

Plus, how will this landmark legislation better protect Americans? We'll ask Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn., member of both the Homeland Security and the Armed Serves Committees.

Are faith and logic compatible, or are differences between the two too vast to bridge? Dr. Michael Guillen, author of "Can a Smart Person Believe in God?", weighs in.

Her role on "E.R." made her a household hit and performance in "The Cooler" got her a Golden Globe nomination. Now actress Maria Bello is using her star appeal to help kids in need.

President Bush is charting an ambitious course for space exploration for his next term. Can NASA pull off the mission? We'll get a read from outgoing NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe.

As President Bush closes his economic powwow, what does America's financial future hold? We'll ask Gary Kaltbaum, president of Kaltbaum and Associates and "Cost of Freedom" regular.

This Sunday, FOX News Channel goes in search of the real Christmas story, "The Birth of Jesus." We'll be joined by host Jon Scott.

Plus, we'll preview this week's edition of "FOX News Sunday" with host Chris Wallace.

And, it's a story that catches the American spirit: A solider goes off to war leaving his pregnant wife at home. But here's the catch: She's having quintuplets. And when he gets wounded in Iraq, as a show of support his hometown literally gives him and his wife a new "lease" on life. Josh and Taunacy Horton join us to explain.

If you are interested in donating to the Horton family:

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Harris Bank and Trust
P.O. Box 6210
Carol Stream, IL

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