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 11:

Lawlessness seems to be the rule of the land in Iraq
• Retired Army Col. David Hackworth
Cassandra Nelson of Mercy Corps International

Iraq's transition from Saddam Hussein's brutal regime to a democracy will take quite a bit of work, and whoever's in charge will be walking on a tightrope
• Retired Marine Col. Gary Anderson

Humanitarian aid workers in Iraq say general looting and anarchy is preventing them from doing their jobs. Are allied troops legally bound to play policemen?
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Ex-convicts often have trouble adjusting to the outside world. Similarly, the Iraqi people might need a little help to deal with their government's transition from dictatorship to democracy
Sandra Mackey, author of The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein

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Note: All guests and topics subject to change