Topics and Guests, December 9

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Jim Angle reports: President Bush nominates CSX Corp. Chairman John W. Snow of Virginia to replace Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and lead an economic team retooled for the president's re-election drive.

Guest preview: National Review's Byron York joins us to discuss questionable voting practices in South Dakota.


• Unable to pay off nearly $1 billion in debt due this week, United Airlines (UAL) files for bankruptcy, after two years that saw the company rack up $4 billion in losses because of a slumping economy, flawed business strategies and last year's terrorist attacks.

• The United States receives a copy of Saddam Hussein's massive arms declaration as inspectors begin combing the dossier for clues about whether Iraq is free of weapons of mass destruction.

• Palestinians warn of a "dangerous escalation" of tensions if Israel stops Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem for a second straight year.

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