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.

Monday, August 18:

Calif. Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante takes shots at his boss Gray Davis
Jack Pitney, author of The Art of Political Warfare

Calif. state Sen. Tom McClintock doesn't have the money or the name recognition of some gubernatorial candidates
Tom McClinton, Calif. gubernatorial candidate

A chaotic weekend in Iraq raises concerns that Saddam Hussein loyalists are widening their targets
Josh Hammer of Newsweek

The British look for answers to the suicide of a top weapons inspector
Jane Secker, Sky News correspondent

Is the blackout of 2003 a red flag that our power grid is outdated and congested?
Hoff Stauffer, senior consultant for the Cambridge Energy Research Association

Baylor University's former basketball coach is caught on tape, coaching his players on what to say about their dead teammate Patrick Dennehy
Rob Becker, legal analyst for FOX Sports Net

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