Guests and Topics: Thursday, April 7

See you in the No Spin Zone at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET!

Tonight ... "The O'Reilly Factor" is on...

The controversy continues over the Minuteman Project (search) and its volunteers who are helping patrol the U.S. border with Mexico. Now, three volunteers who were patrolling the border for illegal immigrants are being investigated after a man told authorities he was held against his will and forced to pose for a picture holding a T-shirt with a mocking slogan. What's going on here? We'll ask a Minuteman Project volunteer. Also, is the Bush administration being embarrassed by the effectiveness of the Minuteman Project's patrols? We'll debate it!

Then, we've been telling you about the investigation into ultra-controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill's academic record. Tonight, we'll hear from Churchill's lawyer David Lane about why his client is being unfairly subjected to extreme scrutiny by investigators.

Plus, the pope and Iraq: We'll talk with FNC analyst and papal historian Michael Novak who traveled to Rome to talk with the pope on behalf of the Bush administration before the war with Iraq began.

Also, we'll tell you about a bizarre case of kidnapping... Was a deputy prison warden's wife held in Texas for 11 years by an escaped inmate against her will? Why didn't she run away? Wait till you hear the details of this case!

Finally, National Geographic's Lisa Ling brings us a rare look at the rituals of daily life inside maximum security prisons... Wait till you see this video!

These stories and much more including a brand-new edition of our world-famous "Talking Points Memo" and "The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day"!

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"Other interview news shows are guest-driven," says Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Bill O'Reilly. "'The O'Reilly Factor' is driven by me. I will not stand for 'spin.' I look for guests who will stand up and verbally battle for what they believe in."

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Pushing beyond just the headlines, "The O'Reilly Factor" also features issues from local markets that do not find the national spotlight on other newscasts. According to O'Reilly, "Just because a story originates from somewhere the networks typically avoid, doesn't mean it contains less challenging issues, or compelling ideas."

See you in the No Spin Zone, tonight at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET!

— All topics and guests subject to change.