Topics and Guests for Tuesday, July 1

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.

July 1:

We won the war against Saddam Hussein. Now we’re fighting the battle to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people
Scott Peterson, reporter for the Christian Science Monitor

Coalition forces in Iraq are facing the deadly reality of rebuilding a country ruled for years by a tyrant. Were we overconfident in our abilities to get the job done?
Tim Carney, former U.S. ambassador to Haiti and Sudan

There's a land battle going on in Texas. State lawmakers are being called back for a special session to redraw voting areas
Dave McNeely, reporter for the Austin-American Statesman

Conventional wisdom would have us believe President Bush is pretty chummy with the conservative wing of the GOP
Nicholas Confessore, editor of Washington Monthly

Canada fires another shot across the border in the culture war, announcing the opening of a shooting gallery in Vancouver. This follows Canada’s pot decriminalization initiative and, of course, the gay marriage law
Pam Wallin, Canadian consul general to New York

If you have an e-mail account, you get it: Spam or junk emails flooding your mailbox and clogging the information super highway
Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Be sure to tune into The Big Story with John Gibson ... weekdays at 5 p.m. ET.