Topics and Guests for Thursday, Feb. 27

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.

Feb. 27:

Is Angola feeling the pressure from both sides of the U.N. Iraq debate to either vote for or against what amounts to a war resolution?
Ismael Gaspar Martins, Angolan ambassador to the U.N.

The feds win an early test of their new powers to spy on people under the Patriot Act. A federal judge has ruled that secret evidence against six terrorism suspects in Oregon can remain secret
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Newly revealed e-mails show the extent of internal debate about the safety of the shuttle Columbia right up until the hours before it broke up, killing all of its astronauts
Ted Bridis, technology writer for the Associated Press

The winning design for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site has been chosen, but the debate over the form and function of this design still rages
Lisa Jardin, author of On a Grander Scale

Be sure to tune into The Big Story with John Gibson ...
weekdays at 5 p.m. ET.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change