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. 16

Al Gore decides not to run for the White House in 2004, saying a Bush-Gore rematch would have focused too much attention on the past
Joe Cari, Gore adviser
Mike Feldman, Gore adviser

Now that Al Gore is out of the way, the floodgates have opened for the Democrats who are looking to claim the Oval Office
Peverill Squire, political science professor at the University of Iowa

Embattled Sen. Trent Lott tapes a mea culpa interview for Black Entertainment Television
Norman Ornstein, political analyst
Karen Tumulty of Time magazine

President Bush settles on Tom Kean, former New Jersey governor, to replace Henry Kissinger as head the 9/11 investigation
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

The head of the military agency charged with snooping is getting a taste of his own medicine.  A newspaper article recently revealed personal records of federal information czar John Poindexter, including his home address and phone number.
Matt Smith of San Francisco Weekly

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