Topics and Guests for January 9

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Day one of Judge Samuel Alito's weeklong Senate confirmation hearings is complete. Throughout the week, the Supreme Court nominee will be probed on his views ranging from abortion and the death penalty to freedom of religion and other controversial topics. FOX's Brian Wilson is live with the details of today's hearings.

Then, we'll get Republican reaction from RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman and Democratic response from former vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro.

Plus, we'll get insight from a man who knows what it's like to be in the hot seat, former Attorney General John Ashcroft.

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Note: All guests and topics subject to change