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 Friday,
May 16:

As much as the Saudi leadership wants to purge and destroy Al Qaeda (search), a leading Saudi dissident says Usama bin Laden has broad support in the country.

Can bin Laden's followers can survive any crackdown? We’ll ask Saad al-Fagih, head of the Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia.

Iraqis used to live in fear of Saddam. Now, Hassan Fattah, Iraqi-American correspondent for The New Republic, says many of them live in fear of each other.

Is a move to the center the only way the Democratic Party can beat President Bush? We’ll ask Democratic Leadership Council President Bruce Reed.

Getting your hands on biological weapons or plutonium is hard. But renting a truck and stuffing with explosives is relatively easy. Would a major attack in this country probably look a lot like what happened in Saudi Arabia on Monday? We’ll ask Ruth Wedgewood, professor at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.

That story and more... tonight on The Big Story at 5 p.m ET.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change