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,
May 13:

Deploring as an act of cowardice a series of terror bombings that killed at least 10 Americans and many others in this capital city, Secretary of State Colin Powell (search) went ahead Tuesday with planned meetings with Saudi officials.

He said the explosions at three residential compounds and outside a U.S.-Saudi company bore the "earmarks of Al Qaeda (search)." Can we bring the killers to justice? We'll ask Gregory Copley, president of the International Strategic Studies Association.

The hunt for Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction is so far, a bust. But does there have to be physical evidence, to maintain credibility? We’ll ask Ibrahim al-Marashi, research associate at the Center for Nonproliferation.

Are there possible conflicts of interest at the very department set up to ensure the security of the homeland? Senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano investigates.

Plus, Lancaster, California’s City Council want to ban anyone on probation or parole from living in certain neighborhoods. Is that going too far? We’ll ask Mayor Frank Roberts.

Those stories and more... tonight on The Big Story at 5 p.m ET.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change