New Year's Eve show | New Year's Day special

New Year's Eve show:

Wendell Goler reports: Just hours after the last two U.N.-certified nuclear inspectors leave the country, North Korea raises the stakes in its standoff with the United States, stating that war is likely but that invading American troops would be wiped out "to the last man." But President Bush is still hopeful.

Plus:

• United States orders more than 20,000 troops in the 3rd Infantry Division to prepare to ship to the Persian Gulf.

• Officers along the U.S.-Canadian border and on New York City's streets are being extra vigilant for five men of Middle Eastern origin who may have crossed the border into the United States on Christmas Eve.

• A New Year's Eve bomb blast at a market in the southern Philippines kills at least four people and injures 26 others.

• An Iraqi Cabinet minister warns that the United States would suffer "the heaviest losses" if it attacked his country.

• Yemeni interrogators suspect the man accused of killing three American missionaries at a Baptist hospital may have ties to Al Qaeda, as U.S. investigators join the search for those behind the murders.

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

New Year's Day special:

• What inside scoop does Wendell Goler have about President Bush? And what can Bret Baier tell us about Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld? Plus, how does Catherine Herridge get so close to her sources? We ask the reporters who bring you the political side of the news.

• He is the Senate's oldest and longest serving member. His name is Strom Thurmond. And we take a look at his memorable career.

• Classics professor Victor Davis Hanson, author of An Autumn of War, goes one on one with Brit Hume to tell us about his experience with Sept. 11.

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