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.

Topics and Guests for Tuesday,
Nov. 19

Congress inches closer to creating a Homeland Security Department
• Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Penn.
• Sen. Dean Barkley, I-Minn.

A big tanker carrying 20-million gallons of oil goes down off the coast of Spain
Stewart Ellis of Cleanupoil.com

As U.N. weapons inspectors set up shop in Baghdad, Iraq's military continues to fire on allied jets patrolling the no-fly zone
Martin Indyk, former U.S. ambassador to Israel

Louisiana police are trying to catch a serial killer and have asked about 600 white men to hand over DNA samples. Is this a valid investigative technique, or a violation of civil rights?
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Poetry magazine stands to inherit $100 million from an heir to the Eli Lilly fortune
Joseph Parisi, editor of Poetry magazine

A new book reveals that FNC chairman Roger Ailes sent a memo to the White House after Sept. 11.  Some media critics are suggesting that the memo proves Ailes has a conservative bias, and that by extension, so does this channel. He says he was writing from the heart and not offering political advice. Did he cross a line, or is this all sour grapes?
Eric Burns, host of FOX Newswatch

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