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 Monday,
Nov. 25

A lot of work is going on behind the scenes in Iraq to weaken support for Saddam Hussein and soften up the battlefield
Michael Elliott of Time magazine

A Saudi princess denies giving any money to terrorists, but the FBI is looking into whether she may have helped the Sept. 11 hijackers
Cliff May of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

Along with the culture shock of the new Homeland Security Department, there are sure to be some growing pains
Martin Kady of Congressional Quarterly

Are the corporate scandals of the last year at least partially to blame for some states' money problems?
• Gov. Jim McGreevey, D-N.J.

In the early days of our republic, the U.S. Senate kept track of expenses in a single ledger. Those records were recently rediscovered
Richard Baker, Senate historian

Hate crimes are up since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, especially against Muslims and people who look Middle Eastern. Should a crime committed because of bigotry be punished more harshly than a crime committed for other reasons?
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

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