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 Thursday, Oct. 31:

Some races promise to be especially close this election season, so close that we might not get the results for several days
Benjamin Ginsberg, election law attorney
Joseph Sandler, DNC general counsel

At the same time President Bush is campaigning to hold on to a Republican majority in the House and try to regain control of the Senate, his popularity has been slipping
Chuck Todd of The Hotline

Homeland Security means tighter control of our borders, and that's gotten people in Canada pretty upset
Henry Champ of CBC Newsworld

Our government wants people in Muslim countries to know that everyone gets along just fine in America, so it's sponsored a series of TV commercials featuring American Muslims living happy lives
Abdul Hammuda, featured in ad

If Saddam Hussein protects his weapons secrets like his e-mail, the inspectors won't have any problems
Brian McWilliams of Wired.com

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