Topics and Guests, January 2

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Jonathan Serrie reports: Sen. John Edwards, a multimillionaire trial lawyer from North Carolina and relative newcomer to Washington, announces he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, saying he wants to be "a champion for regular people."

Guest preview: FNC political contributor Michael Barone  gives us the lowdown on Sen. John Edwards and other Democratic presidential aspirants.


• The FBI is widening its search for an expanding group of foreign men it believes may have entered the United States illegally over the Canadian border around Christmas.

• South Korea rebuffs North Korea's overtures to jointly oppose the United States, telling the North to stop saber-rattling and instead take a "forward-looking" step to ease the crisis over its nuclear programs.

• Sen. Bill Frist, a surgeon who has been tapped as the Senate's next majority leader, helps paramedics and off-duty firefighters tend to five survivors of an accident that killed an 11-year-old girl on a Florida highway.

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