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Thursday, September 8:

Team FOX goes around the world giving you the people, places and politics you need to know — only on “Special Report.”

Soldiers toting M-16s strengthened their grip on New Orleans (search) as concerns grew about the risks posed by the toxic floodwaters and officials braced for what could be a staggering death toll by readying 25,000 body bags. Across miles of ravaged neighborhoods of clapboard houses, grand estates and housing projects, workers struggled to find corpses and convince the city's last stubborn residents to leave. Molly Henneberg has a report.

Then, Vice President Dick Cheney (search) and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales (search) toured stricken Gulf Coast areas today, beginning with coastal Mississippi before heading later to Louisiana. David Lee Miller has the details.

Plus, FOX News has learned more about what went on behind the scenes during the turmoil and suffering unleashed by Hurricane Katrina. Fox News Correspondent Major Garrett looked into some of the questions that have been raised and found some answers

And Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are refusing to participate in a bipartisan investigation into the response to Hurricane Katrina, as proposed by Republicans who control the House and Senate. But correspondent Brian Wilson reports there was no such partisan dissension on the question of more money for the victims.

Also, responding to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, people all over the country have their checkbooks out, ready to give; but will your money go where you want it? Or are the funds going to rebuild the charities' facilities? James Rosen answers the questions.

And back to Washington politics: while the Democrats in the Senate are still pressing the Bush administration for more documents on Supreme Court Chief Justice nominee John Roberts (search), some Democratic voters say they support Roberts' confirmation — and they want their Democratic Senators to do the same. Correspondent Jim Angle reports on the maneuvering.

Then, we’ll hear the latest news out of Iraq from Pentagon correspondent Bret Baier.

Plus, we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the day's headlines:

—Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

—Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for NPR

Don’t miss tonight’s “Special Report with Brit Hume.”

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 sound 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 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.

And more people watch FNC's Primetime than all of the cable news competition combined!

— Guests and topics are subject to change