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Friday, September 16:

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

After addressing the nation last night from the storm-devastated area, President Bush participated today in a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the storm's victims. Later, Mr. Bush, meeting with Russian President Putin, is expected to make more comments on Katrina. Carl Cameron has the details.

And it will be the biggest, most expensive reconstruction program in U.S. history. President Bush called last night for the rebuilding of the devastated Gulf Coast through the creation of a Gulf Opportunity Zone (search). What will be the budget consequences of the Katrina spending? Major Garrett crunches the numbers.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (search) says he thinks the city will build back up to a population of about 250,000 in the next three to six months. He's announced a phased return of businesses starting tomorrow. Residents are due to start coming back next week. Phil Keating has the latest news from New Orleans.

Also, we’ll talk with former California Governor Pete Wilson (search) about what it will take to rebuild the southeast following Hurricane Katrina based on his own reconstruction efforts while governor in the wake of earthquakes and wildfires.

Then, a top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan says he expects enemy combatants to attempt to disrupt Sunday's national assembly elections by creating what he calls a "spectacular event." Bret Baier has the latest news in Afghanistan.

Plus, Steve Centanni takes a look at the meeting between President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin (search) — what do the leaders agree and disagree on in confronting the development of nuclear weapons in North Korea and Iran?

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