Topics and Guests: Dec. 30

Join host Brit Hume and FOX's Team Washington weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for "Special Report" — Find out what's happening inside the Beltway and on the world stage.

Thursday, Dec. 30:

We'll have the latest from the tsunami-ravaged regions of Asia. How are relief efforts helping the tsunami victims (search)? We'll have reports from Adam Housley and Major Garrett.

We'll also bring you the latest from Iraq as violence escalates and the Jan. 30 election nears. Correspondent Steve Centanni reports from the Pentagon (search).

And more than eight weeks after voters in Washington state went to the polls to pick a new governor, the state has now officially announced who will be the new governor. FOX News correspondent William La Jeunesse has the details.

Also, more than 7 million illegal immigrants (search) now reside in the United States, but many of them, didn't come here by choice — they were brought here by parents or other family members when they were young. And now the Republican senator from South Carolina is trying help these immigrants become legal. FOX News correspondent Jonathan Serrie reports.

Plus, we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors:

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

Bill Sammon, White House correspondent for The Washington Times

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist for The Washington Post

These stories and more...

About the Show

Anchored by Washington news veteran Brit Hume, "Special Report with Brit Hume" provides an in-depth look at the day's news and offers a daily topical discussion of political issues impacting the nation.

Hume serves as host to key newsmakers, political pundits and FOX News contributors exchanging views about political matters from taxes and Social Security to international affairs and the political scandal of the day.

Hume brings a historical perspective to the political scene that is rarely rivaled. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., he has covered the policies, procedures and players in the national game called politics for more than 30 years. The Baltimore Sun referred to him as "the very personification of the political establishment."

Each program features a two-minute segment called The Grapevine, which reels off the latest outrageous news nuggets, political poll results and in-the-Beltway gossip that viewers will not see on any other news program. The New York Daily News describes The Grapevine as a must see that, "will make you sounds smart around the water cooler… the next day."

FOX News' Team Washington provides live reports from the White House, Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court and key federal agencies. Seasoned correspondents, including Carl Cameron, Wendell Goler and Major Garrett, explore political hot spots, races and legislative battles being waged around the nation and abroad.

Hume wraps up each program with a lively roundtable discussion featuring Mara Liasson of National Public Radio, Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard and Mort Kondracke of Roll Call.

— Guests and topics are subject to change