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 Friday,
Dec. 6

The FBI's raid of a Massachusetts-based software company reinforces some of our worst fears about terrorists using the bounty of America to infiltrate the very heart of our system
Simon Henderson of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Massachusetts Cardinal Bernard Law is getting the go-ahead from the archdiocese of Boston to file for bankruptcy, a move that could protect the church from lawsuits in the priest sex-abuse scandals
Jeffrey Newman, plaintiffs' attorney

As the White House considers going to war against Iraq, you have to wonder sometimes what's going on inside Saddam Hussein's head
• Dr. Gerald Post, director of the political psychology program at George Washington University

The Bush administration is putting the pressure on Hans Blix and his team to perform a special task, locate key Iraqi scientists and convince them to defect
Colum Lynch of The Washington Post

Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and economic adviser Larry Lindsey are fired. So what now?
Dan Henniger of The Wall Street Journal

It's New Jersey versus New York — the big Sunday Sopranos showdown just around the corner, and everybody wants to know, is Tony going to take out Carmine for moving into his territory?
Vincent Curatola, actor

Back in 1954, 11 years before the first American combat troops arrived in Vietnam, American pilot James McGovern's cargo plane was shot down in southern Laos. Now, 48 years later, it's believed the remains of this missing serviceman plus four others have finally come home
James McGovern III, "Earthquake McGoon's" nephew

The president of the University of Massachusetts is taking the Fifth, telling a congressional committee that he won't talk about his mobster brother because he doesn't want to hang himself with his own words
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC's senior judicial analyst

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