Topics and Guests for Monday, July 29

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 Monday, July 29:

A firsthand account of the rescue operation to save nine Penn. miners trapped 240 feet below ground
Donald Walker of Somerset Steel
Michael Brant of the Sipesville volunteer fire department

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2004 election, especially if you're a Democrat with the eye on the White House
Bruce Reed, president of the Democratic Leadership Council

The AOL-Time Warner merger: what happened to the big promise of media convergence?
Douglas Rushkoff, author of Cyberia

There is a reported "inside-out" plan mapped out for an attack on Iraq. What is it, and is it a good idea?
Walter Slocombe, former undersecretary of defense

As the government investigates possible terror suspects, some so-called material witnesses are being held for interrogation
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

A new summer reality show debuting in Denver and other cities has quite a hook — to deter prostitution
J. Wallace Wortham Jr., attorney

Don't miss The Big Story with John Gibson ... weekdays at 5 p.m. ET.

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