Topics and Guests, October 4

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix says only some "loose ends" stand in the way of resuming his hunt for hidden arms depots in Iraq. But Secretary of State Colin Powell intends to slow him down.


•  Nuclear neighbors Pakistan and India conduct tit-for-tat missile tests, threatening to escalate tension in a region that is once again close to the brink of war.

•  Republicans file their appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after New Jersey's high court ruled that the state Democratic Party can change its candidates on the Senate ballot in the November election.

•  U.S. and North Korean officials hold their first talks on security issues in two years, but the State Department offers no information, saying any discussion of details would be premature.

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