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, August 23:

The country's secret intelligence court has a message for the Justice Department: Not so fast! The court has rejected Attorney General John Ashcroft's request for broad powers to fight terrorism and espionage
•   Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa

The California governor's race is shaping up to be a bad one. Do voters in the golden state have to choose between the lesser of two evils?
•   Dan Weintraub of The Sacramento Bee

There's a new book out featuring first-hand accounts from the Sept. 11 attacks from those who lived to talk about it
•   Mitchell Fink, author of Never Forget

Expect more turbulence in the airline industry as U.S. Airways cuts back on flights and employees
•   Ron Rater, U.S. Airways employee
•   Debbie Rater, U.S. Airways employee

Now that the plug's been pulled on Opie and Anthony, will we be seeing the emergence of a kinder and gentler shock jock?
•   Mancow, syndicated radio talk show host

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