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 Wednesday,
Dec. 18

What's the difference between the use of lethal force against terror targets and political assassinations?
Alan Dershowitz, attorney and author of Why Terrorism Works

Sen. Trent Lott says he shouldn't be punished for being a bigot because he isn't one. Still... he might be a liability to the Republican Party, and that might be reason enough for some to want him out
Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard
Ed Rogers, former deputy assistant to President Bush

Fox News has been given unprecedented, exclusive access to Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, the home of the B-2 Stealth bomber
• Army Lt. Col. Scott Vander Hamm

The Pentagon isn't the only outfit with travel plans in Iraq.  Believe it or not, Baghdad and its outlying areas are still tourist destinations for the adventurous. 
Geoff Hann of Hinterland Travel

Writer Dominick Dunne has been slapped with an $11 million lawsuit by congressman Gary Condit. The California representative claims he was slandered by statements linking him to the disappearance of Chandra Levy
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

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