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.

Real journalism: fair and balanced. That's why we're No. 1 — FOX News Channel.

Thursday, September 15:

Team FOX goes around the world giving you the people, places and politics you need to know — only on “Special Report.”

President Bush heads to New Orleans where he will address the nation on the Hurricane Katrina (search) recovery tonight. Correspondent Carl Cameron has a preview.

And early and dramatic forecasts of thousands of deaths resulting from Hurricane Katrina have proven to be greatly exaggerated. And now it appears that the first predictions — that it would take months or even a year to make the New Orleans habitable — were equally off-track. Phil Keating has the details as portions of the city begin to reopen.

Plus, the port of New Orleans is open again, on a limited basis, more than two weeks after Hurricane Katrina knocked it out of commission. It is the fifth largest port in the country and as Fox News Correspondent Molly Henneberg reports, its importance to the national economy cannot be underestimated.

Then, the chief justice nominee John Roberts (search) has faced his last day of public questioning in the Senate. Jim Angle explains how it went and Major Garrett looks at some of the witnesses today in the confirmation hearings.

Insurgents keep up their deadly campaign in Iraq, while the U.S. vows to hunt down the most wanted terrorist leader. Bret Baier has details.

And California's Republican governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger (search), is considering whether to sign legislation that could end up costing the state millions of dollars or to veto it and possibly cost himself a lot of votes. As correspondent Claudia Cowan explains it has to do with reparations for deported Mexicans.

Plus, we'll talk with our all-star panel of FOX News contributors about the day's headlines:

—Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

Mort Kondracke, executive editor of Roll Call

—Mara Liasson, national political correspondent of NPR

Don’t miss tonight’s “Special Report with 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 sound 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 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.

And more people watch FNC's Primetime than all of the cable news competition combined!

— Guests and topics are subject to change