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Chuck Norris to co-host on Hannity & Colmes

Chuck Norris

WND readers have enjoyed the commentary and insight of movie and television star Chuck Norris ever since he started writing a column for the news website, and for a special program tonight fans of Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes will have the same privilege.

Norris announced that he will be substituting for Sean Hannity on tonight’s show, which airs at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Norris, who starred in more than 20 films and the long-running TV series, “Walker, Texas Ranger,” has written for WND fans on hot-button topics including the aftermath of legalized abortion, the biggest threat to America, his old friend – and opponent – Bruce Lee, the Abolishing Christian Legacy Union, Pearl Harbor, saying “Merry Christmas,” and the Ten Commandments.

On his ChuckNorris.com website, he talks about his life and ministry, and his own inspirational story of how he overcame abject poverty from childhood, the effects of his father’s alcoholism and desertion of the family, and his own shyness and lack of strength and ability early in his life. Those subjects also are included in his book, “Against All Odds.”

His lighter side is included at WND, too, at the Chuck Norris Laughlines on the WND Forums website.

There, fans post their favorite jokes stemming from Norris’ reputation, built on a career as a six-time undefeated World Professional MiddleWeight Karate Champion and renowned teacher of martial arts. From 1964 to 1968, he won state, national and international karate titles, and in 1968 he won his first world title. He held that title until 1974 when he retired undefeated.

Some of those posts include:

Norris also has his World Combat League appearing on the Versus Channel.

He’ll be filling in for Hannity, who joined FOX News Channel in 1996 to co-host the prime time one-hour debate debate driven talk show focusing on the controversial issues and newsmakers of the day.

He serves as the conservative counterpart to liberal Alan Colmes.