Topics and Guests, December 20

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Trent Lott is stepping down as incoming Senate majority leader. The Mississippi Republican will remain a senator.


• One day after the United States declares Iraq to be in "material breach" of a U.N. Security Council resolution, an international coalition begins to take shape for a possible attack on the Baghdad regime.

• Dissident executives of Venezuela's state-owned oil company defy a Supreme Court ruling to return to work as a nationwide strike begins drying up the country's gasoline supply and protests against President Hugo Chavez once again turn violent.

• Israel's Labor Party adopts a new platform offering the Palestinians parts of Jerusalem and joint administration of disputed holy sites -- the most explicit program of compromise laid out before an election by a major Israeli party.

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