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 Tuesday,
Dec. 31

• As the world rings in 2003 in style, Heather Nauert looks at New Year's Eve preparations in the Big Apple. Is the city prepared?

• Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., says he plans to introduce legislation to resume the military draft in the event of a war against Iraq. Would that make Congress warier of war? We'll ask Maj. Gen. Donald Edwards .

• According to published reports, approximately 15 cargo freighters around the world are believed by the U.S. to be controlled by Al Qaeda or used by the terrorist network to ferry operatives, bombs, money or commodities. Can we stop bin Laden's navy? We'll have a complete report.

• They claim to have produced the world's first cloned human. But just how much do we know about the Raelians? We'll get insight from Mike Kropveld , director of Info-Cult.

• Plus, we'll recap the year in entertainment with FOX News' very own Bill McCuddy.

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Note: All guests and topics subject to change