Fox News Reporting: 36 Days That Decided the Presidency

Sat., December 11 at 9 p.m. ET
Sun., December 12 at 2 p.m. ET
Hosted by Bret Baier

The 2000 election began as a race to the White House but ended up being one of the most unpredictable political dramas of the century. For 36 days, who won the White House was in limbo, as then-Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore were separated by a razor-thin margin.

Fox News Reporting hears first-hand accounts from Bush adviser James Baker and the head of Gore's legal team David Boies on how contentious and confusing the fight over the Florida recount got.

Democratic strategist Bob Beckel charges former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris "took her office and turned it into a political operation for George Bush," while U.S. Supreme Court litigator Ted Olson says Harris was merely following the law.

Our own Brit Hume, John Moody, Bill Sammon, Jim Angle and Carl Cameron describe how grueling it was covering the Florida recount and its 47 lawsuits.

After a month of courtroom battling, legal options ran out when the Supreme Court stopped the recount. A 7 to 2 decision said that the Florida Supreme Court had violated the U.S. Constitution.