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.

April 4:

A weakened Republican Guard continues to defend the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. What is their Saddam's last stand will most likely be in Baghdad, but once the capital falls, will we have reached the end game?
Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

Iraq says it will take non-conventional action against coalition troops in the form of martyrdom operations
• Retired Army Col. Charles Pearcy

Once Saddam is out of the picture, it's likely to change the balance of power throughout the region and the Arab world
Noah Feldman, author of After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy

It seems like everybody's got an opinion on how to rebuild Iraq. What are the legal ins and outs involved?
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

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Note: All guests and topics subject to change