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, Nov. 1:

Some races with razor-thin margins are turning local elections into a proxy fight for control of the national agenda
Bill Sammon, chief White House correspondent for the Washington Times

With just days to go, there's plenty of drama leading up to Tuesday's midterm election. The candidates and their parties are spending vast sums to ensure you get out and cast your ballot, but that's only part of the story. Could one or the other party actually benefit from a low turnout?
Rebecca Lieberman of Vote for America

It's crunch time at national party headquarters, forcing party leaders to pick and choose which candidates need help the most
Marc Racicot, RNC chairman

Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged 20th Sept. 11 hijacker, wants prosecutors to give him access to captured members of Al Qaeda
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

There are reports out of Pakistan that Al Qaeda is alive and well and using Karachi as a base to direct jihad against the U.S. and its allies
Matt Epstein, terrorism analyst 

It was called the largest recovery operation in American history — the sweat, tears and engineering that went into cleaning up Ground Zero
William Langewieshe, author of American Ground

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