Topics and Guests, January 8

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

Carl Cameron reports: President Bush signs a bill to extend unemployment benefits for five months to nearly 2.5 million Americans.

Guest preview: A new book offers an inside look at the Bush presidency and shows us a side of the president few know. David Frum, author of The Right Man, the Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush, discusses the surprising revelations.


• President Bush renominates appellate court nominees Charles Pickering of Mississippi and Priscilla Owen of Texas, who were rejected by the Democrat-controlled Senate last year but will likely have a better shot of confirmation under the newly Republican-controlled chamber.

• The United States offers talks with North Korea but says it will not negotiate to halt that nation's nuclear weapons programs.

• The United States and Britain are getting ready to unleash a "devastating" war on Iraq in order to reshape the Middle East for their own purposes, a top Iraqi official says.

Details on these stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.
— Guests and topics are subject to change