Richard C. Hoagland (website(1)) appeared during the first half of Friday's show discussing a variety of topics. "Management at NASA knew Columbia was doomed at the get-go," Hoagland said and he believes some type of rescue mission could and should have been attempted.
Hoagland also discussed the looting of the museum in Baghdad, pointing out the museum's offices were destroyed and the records of the collection were missing. He suggested that an inside job took place, which removed countless un-translated cuneiform tablets "because they contain the record of what really happened 7,000 years ago when kingship was lowered from heaven, when something amazing happened to launch full blown...all civilization on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates."
A recent episode of the TV show The West Wing was also singled out by Hoagland for its insightful treatment of the life on Mars issue. In the plotline, it was revealed that the Department of Defense had concealed information about Mars, and by doing so were dictating science policy. Hoagland delves into this episode in depth in an article(2) on his website.