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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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John Gibson fills in for Bill today.
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South Asia's Tsunami Devastation
Guests: Adam Housley, Fox News
Curt Welling, President and CEO of Americares

A grim task that seems without end - Gravediggers working feverishly in South Asia, burying the tens of thousands who were killed in Sunday's Tsunami. Today, President Bush spoke publicly about the disaster and his commitment to help the devastated countries.
New Round of Terror in Saudi Arabia and Iraq
Guest: Colonel David Hunt, Fox News Military Analyst

Gunfire and 2 large explosions ripped through the Saudi capital of Riyadh today. And in Iraq, insurgents in Baghdad stepped up their attacks killing 28 people in an overnight ambush.
Navy Seals Suing the AP
Guests: Jim Huston, Attorney for the Seals
Larry Walters, a First Amendment Lawyer

Six Navy Seals and two of their wives are suing the Associated Press for distributing pictures that seem to show one of the soldiers treating Iraqi Prisoners of War harshly.
Pastor Rick Warren
Bill's done a lot of reporting on God this Christmas season because most American believe the birth of Jesus concerns God. But the deity transcends Christmas and is dominating in the bookstores. "The Purpose Driven Life," a deeply spiritual book, has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for weeks. Bill recently spoke with its author Pastor Rick Warren.
Terrorism and Tsunami Relief Efforts
Guest: Andrew Apostolou, Director of Research for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

One might think that a humanitarian disaster of this magnitude would unite the world. But in the northern tip of Sri Lanka, where the Tamil Tigers have set up a terrorist haven, politics are getting in the way of relief efforts.
The Not-So-Friendly Skies
Guest: Andrew Thomas, Author of "Aviation Insecurity: The New Challenges of Air Travel"

After the Christmas holiday debacle that stranded thousands of passengers at the airport and sent their luggage on vacation, you have to wonder if the airlines are going to pull themselves together for New Year's.
John Gibson
Last month, Bill grilled John Gibson about his new book, "Hating America, The New World Sport."
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