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.

Tuesday, August 26:

If you consider the premise that our military is spread too thin, then you have to consider the alternatives. Do we need more troops in Iraq?
Robert Kagan, senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Columbia Accident Investigation Board warns NASA to make some serious changes
Retired Navy Capt. Alan Bean, former astronaut

Calif. Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante is running on the "no-yes" ticket. He wants everyone to vote no for the recall, but yes for him
Jennifer Nelson, freelance political writer

Many teens see the Bible as a boring book, but one publisher is going the extra mile... parting the seas into America’s teenage wasteland
Laurie Whaley, brand manager with Thomas Nelson Bibles

Back in June, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., got a big fat paycheck from Simon & Schuster. The publisher gave her an astounding $8 million advance for her book Living History. Six weeks later, Simon & Schuster announced that 75 people were laid off
Tom Lipscomb, chairman of the Center for the Digital Future

Interview with one of California’s gubernatorial candidates
William Tsangares, store owner and graphic artist

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