Veteran newscaster John Gibson gets to the core of the most salient issues facing America today as host of FNC's hard-hitting primetime show The Big Story with John Gibson, airing Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. ET, with expert legal analysis from Judge Andrew Napolitano and in-depth field reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.

Here's a review of what was on the rundown for Friday, July 19:

What is next for Alejandro Avila, the man arrested in connection with the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of little Samantha Runnion?
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

The GOP is worried that the Democrats will blame them for the stock market slide
Mindy Tucker, spokeswoman for the RNC

President Bush lays out his blueprint for a new homeland security department. Now Congress has to build it. How will it take shape?
• Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.

Illegal aliens are finding some ingenious ways into the country, and it's as simple as taking a flying leap
Steven Camarota, research director for the Center for Immigration Studies

With his life on the line, is it time for so-called '20th hijacker' Zacarias Moussaoui to take on some legal help?
Randall Hamud, attorney for Moussaoui's mother

The New York Times reports a lab outside Washington, D.C., has had trouble keeping track of anthrax and other pathogens
Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times 

The International Spy Museum opens for business in Washington D.C., but is the exhibit giving away secrets we're still using?
Peter Earnest, executive director of the International Spy Museum

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