Topics and Guests, October 8

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.

Friday, Oct. 8:

Jim Angle reports: President Bush must put the best spin on Friday's jobs report which probably means a net loss of half a million jobs over the last 4 years.

Carl Cameron reports: How will the presidential candidates' views of the war with Iraq impact what we will hear in the second presidential debate?

Greg Kelly reports: Arab TV reports that British hostage Kenneth Bigley has been killed by his captors in Iraq.

Dana Lewis reports: We'll preview the first ever presidential election in Afghanistan. More than ten and a half million Afghans have registered to vote, out of a population of 27 million.

Plus, Michael Barone, senior writer for U.S. News & World Report, will weigh in on the race for the battleground states.

And — Don't forget to keep it tuned to FOX News Channel for special debate coverage 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