Topics and Guests for September 19

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Just as residents begin to return to flood-ravaged New Orleans, Tropical Storm Rita (search) is gaining strength. We'll track the storm's progress with FOXCaster Janice Dean.

The mayor of New Orleans begins allowing people back into one neighborhood to check out the damage to their homes. But is the mayor having second thoughts? We'll get an update from FOX News' Phil Keating.

Plus, who has say over who can return to New Orleans when? We'll ask FOX News senior judicial analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano.

A top official with a national hospital group says the health care system in New Orleans took an unprecedented hit from Hurricane Katrina (search). Can it recover? We'll ask Dr. Manny Alvarez, FOX News medical analyst.

Former President Clinton says the White House's response to Hurricane Katrina fell short. Are all Democrats jumping on the blame Bush bandwagon? We'll ask Leon Panetta, former Clinton chief of staff.

And, North Korea says "lets make a deal" with the world: agreeing to scrap its nuclear program in exchange for energy, trade and security benefits. Will Iran follow suit? We'll ask Frank Gaffney, former assistant secretary of defense.

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