Topics and Guests, April 9

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

In a scene of triumph and jubilation televised live throughout the world, Iraqi citizens in the heart of Baghdad -- with help from a U.S. tank -- topple a huge statue of Saddam Hussein and begin dancing on it.


• Youths bounce new tires down the street, a pickup truck spins away with an air conditioner in the back. In a free for all, Iraqis in Baghdad pillage offices of the government that ruled them for decades, making away with refrigerators, mattresses, telephones, even doors.

• While officials from the United States appear cautiously optimistic Saddam Hussein had been killed in a targeted airstrike Monday, several media reports indicate their allies across the pond are more skeptical.

• Iraqis show journalists a white stone jail where they claim Saddam Hussein's secret police for decades tortured inmates with beatings, mutilations, electric shocks and chemical baths.

• U.S. special operations troops and Kurdish peshmerga fighters seize a strategic mountaintop in northern Iraq, eliminating a crucial air defense installation near the government-held city of Mosul.

• As resistance in Baghdad crumbles, U.S. forces are now targeting President Saddam Hussein's desert hometown, a redoubt bristling with loyalists who could be bent on making it the site of the regime's last stand.

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