Guests and Topics for June 18

Here’s what is on tap for Friday:

“FOX & Friends First” (6 a.m. ET)

Can a last minute deal be reached for the release of kidnapped American contractor Paul Johnson? (search) Or has time run out? We’ll ask Jack Spencer, senior policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation.

When the coalition first set up shop Iraq's schools were a shamble. But thanks to some foreign investment, teacher training and a lick of new paint the country's classrooms are open for business again. We’ll be joined by the man who helped make all this happen, Dr. Ala'din Alwan, former Iraqi education minister.

Plus, we’ll get some tips on some hip new gifts for Father's Day from trend expert Sarah Shirley.

And, former President Bill Clinton's book hits bookstores next week. What could this book reveal about the former president that he might not even know? We’ll ask Dr. Georgia Witkin, Fox News contributor and best-selling author.

“FOX & Friends” (7 a.m. ET)

Despite the 9/11 Commission’s conclusions, President Bush insists there's plenty of evidence to support Saddam had links to Al Qaeda. We’ll ask Richard Miniter, author of “Losing bin Laden.”

Al Qaeda thugs set Friday as the deadline for the Saudis to release jailed militants. If their demands aren't met, they say they'll execute American Paul Johnson. Is there anyway out of this hostage situation? We’ll ask Oliver North, Fox News military analyst and host of "War Stories."

We’ll get a preview of this week’s edition of “Fox News Sunday” from host Chris Wallace.

John Kerry seems to be painting a pessimistic picture of the economy. But some key statistics say otherwise. Why the mixed message? We’ll ask Gary B. Smith, columnist for and the Chartman on "Bulls & Bears."

Plus, you know him as the Marine from "American Idol." Now Joshua Gracin tells us about his new album!

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