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,
Dec. 9

The Iraqis have supposedly detailed their weapons programs in a 12,000-page declaration, but can they be trusted?
Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution

President Bush wastes no time in assembling a new economic team, nominating CSX Railroad Chairman John Snow to replace Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill
Dan Henninger of The Wall Street Journal

Democrats fight hard for the Senate runoff in Louisiana, upsetting the Republican juggernaut by sending Mary Landrieu back to Capitol Hill
Bruce Alpert of The New Orleans Times-Picayune

United Airlines is the largest bankruptcy filing in aviation history. If this can happen to the world's no. 2 airline, what does it mean for all the companies that are much lower down the list?
Gary Chase of Lehman Brothers

Seattle terror suspect James Ujaama is complaining in federal court about his jail conditions. He's been held in solitary confinement since July under a special administrative measure issued by Attorney General John Ashcroft
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

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