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 Thursday,
Dec. 26

Democrats are already positioning themselves for the next presidential election, claiming the Bush administration isn't doing enough to fight the war on terror
Susan Estrich, Democratic strategist

Interrogation is an important tool in the war on terror. U.S. intelligence agents have been getting critical information from suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban suspects. So what about claims that the prisoners' rights are being violated?
Dana Priest of The Washington Post

Enemy forces have been launching hit-and-run attacks against American troops in Afghanistan
Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution

North Korea is threatening to refresh its stash of weapons-grade plutonium. That makes a U.S. military presence in South Korea even more critical to the stability of Asia
• Dr. Larry Wortzel of the Heritage Foundation

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