Topics and Guests, October 11

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, Oct. 8:

A controversial memo by ABC News Political Director Mark Halperin (search) has some crying foul as the presidential campaign races toward election day on November 2. We'll talk with FOX News Contributor Dr. Robert Lichter, President of the Center for Media and Public Affairs (search).

Plus, we'll have the following reports from our correspondents:

Jim Angle reports from Denver: President Bush is making a swing through the Southwest trying to seal the deal on a trio of states worth 19 electoral votes. We'll tell you about the president's day and a new Bush campaign ad that highlights Senator John Kerry's use of the word "nuisance" in response to a question about fighting terrorism in an interview published in the "New York Times" Sunday magazine yesterday.

Carl Cameron reports from Santa Fe, New Mexico: Senator Kerry is in Santa Fe, New Mexico today. Kerry continues to promise work for the middle class and energy independence. He touched on actor Christopher Reeve's death to highlight the stem cell research issue.

Brian Wilson reports from Washington: The Senate prepared to pass three substantial bills today, including spending for disaster relief and homeland security and a corporate tax bill two years in the making. — Today's actions leave lawmakers free to depart from Washington and head for the campaign trail.

Dana Lewis reports from Kabul: We'll get a wrap-up of the first elections ever held in Afghanistan.

Also, don't miss the contributions of our all-star panel!

And — Don't forget to keep it tuned to FOX News Channel for special debate coverage on Wednesday evening, October 13 beginning at 9 p.m. ET, hosted by 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 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