Topics and Guests: Dec. 27

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.

Monday, Dec. 27:

It is the strongest earthquake the world has seen in four decades and it has left more than 23,000 dead and millions more homeless. We'll have the latest on the aftermath of Sunday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the massive tsunami that struck residents in nine south Asian countries.

Plus, we'll examine what is being done in this country to aid the victims of the quake and we'll talk with an expert about whether an early warning alert system could have saved lives before devastating tsunamis slammed into the region's coastlines.

And, we'll talk with the Hoover Institution's Michael McFaul about Viktor Yushchenko's apparent win in Ukraine (search) today and the future for democracy in Russia.

Also, our correspondents will have reports from around the world including the following:

Jennifer Griffin with the latest from southern Asia.

Wendell Goler reports on what the Bush administration is doing to help victims of Sunday's quake.

Dana Lewis reports from Russia on the results of the election in Ukraine.

Major Garrett looks at why President Bush's faith-based initiatives are still stuck in Congress. What's holding things up? Do they have a prayer?

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

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist

Fred Barnes, executive editor of the "Weekly Standard"

Jeff Birnbaum, columnist, "The Washington Post"

These stories and more...

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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