Topics and Guests for January 4

Planes and ships rushing food, water, and medical supplies to Southeast Asia (search) as relief efforts continue to increase. But getting aid to anyone still alive has proved difficult, with roads and sea jetties washed away.

We'll get updates on the relief efforts from FOX News' Adam Housley in Phuket, Thailand, and Greg Palkot in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

Americans are digging deep to help the tsunami victims. But how do you know which charities are doing the most good and which ones are a waste of money? Heather Nauert investigates.

The tsunami relief effort is our largest military operation in Asia since the Vietnam War. What exactly are those 10,000 Marines doing to help? That's the big question for Gen. Wesley Clark, former supreme allied commander of NATO and former Democratic presidential candidate.

The governor of Baghdad's province — along with six bodyguards — was ambushed and killed by gunmen on Tuesday. Now more Iraqis are saying this month's election should be postponed, until security is better. But, if we delay the Iraqi elections, will the violence get better or worse? That's the big question for David Frum, president Bush's former speechwriter.

Plus, is it time for U.S. troops to leave Iraq? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., and Rep. Ileana Ross Lehtinen, R-Fla.

And, what will be the first task of the 109th Congress? Patricia Ireland, Carol Mosley Braun's presidential campaign manager, and former Rep. Rick Lazio, R-N.Y., weigh in.

All of that... and more on "The Big Story With John Gibson" at 5 p.m. ET.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change

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