Topics and Guests, July 1

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume.

Jim Angle reports: President Bush forcefully defends school voucher systems, praising programs that allow taxpayer money for private schools after the Supreme Court upheld such a program.

Guest preview: Robert Smith from American Enterprise Institute joins us to talk about the wildfires in the West. Who's to blame?

Panel preview: Former Vice President Al Gore attacks President George W. Bush on his handling of the war. Is Gore getting ready to run in 2004?

Brian Wilson reports: Rep. J.C. Watts, R-Okla., will retire at the end of this term, citing family concerns.

Bret Baier reports: Warplanes respond to anti-aircraft fire in Afghanistan; errant bombing may have caused civilian casualties. We'll have the latest.

Rick Leventhal reports: A judge declares the federal death penalty unconstitutional, saying too many innocent people have been sentenced to death.

Eric Shawn reports: The world's first permanent war crimes tribunal officially comes into existence, hailed by supporters as a milestone in international justice that will prevent future Hitlers, Pol Pots and Saddam Husseins — but vehemently opposed by the United States.

Jennifer Griffin reports: Hamas extremists threaten to avenge Israel's killing of a senior West Bank bombmaker who Israel said was responsible for the deaths of nearly 120 people.

Catherine Herridge reports: The Fourth of July is an attractive symbol to potential terrorists and Americans should take extra care on the national holiday, Secretary of State Colin Powell says.

Details on this story and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.
— Guests and topics are subject to change