Topics and Guests for Wednesday, April 23

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 23:

During Saddam Hussein's regime, the Sunni minority ruled Iraq. Now members of the Shia majority are demanding a role in the new government
Hamid al-Bayati of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq
Juan Cole, professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of Michigan

Before the Operation Iraqi Freedom started, we heard a lot of gloom and doom about worst-case scenarios. One of the naysayers now says that it's only fair to reassess the analysis
Nicolas Kristof, New York Times columnist
Airport security has gotten much tighter since Sept. 11, but some folks are finding they can't even get on a plan because of a secret, government "no fly" list
David Sobel, attorney for the Electronic Privacy Information Center
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Now that we've won the war in Iraq, are we in danger of losing the peace?
Richard Wolffe, diplomatic correspondent for Newsweek

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Note: All guests and topics subject to change