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, Oct. 7:

Part of what makes the Marlyland sniper rampage so frightening to the public and challenging for the authorities is that it seems so random. Who does something like this?
• Dr. Alan Lipman, executive director of the Center for the Study of Violence
Kim Rossmo, criminologist

President Bush makes his case for action against Iraq in a televised speech to the nation
• Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.

Saddam Hussein has a long history of committing atrocities, both against foreign nationals and his own people. Considering all the evidence against him, should he be put on trial?
David Scheffer, senior vice president from the United Nations Association

Some of Saddam Hussein's top dogs may be turning tail. There are reports that Saddam's inner circle is defecting and that lieutenants could try to take power before the first bombs drop
Entifadh Qanbar, director of the Iraqi National Congress

A year after the U.S. launched its attacks on Afghanistan, the threat of waging war against Iraq is turning into a threat against Democrats in the coming election
Peter Beinart, editor of the New Republic magazine

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to stay out of New Jersey's ballot battle. What does that mean to the Senate race?
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

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