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, Sept. 2:

Who is the Democratic frontrunner in the 2004 presidential election race?
Tony Coelho, former chairman of Al Gore's presidential campaign

President Bush may have a head start against his eventual Democratic opponent, as both a popular leader and the incumbent. But it will take a lot more than that to win re-election, especially now that his poll numbers are slipping
Deborah Orin, Washington bureau chief of the New York Post

It didn't take long to get into Iraq. How long is it going to take to get out?
Tim Ripley, spokesperson for the Centre for Defence and International Security Studies at Britain's Lancaster University

The man who shot President Reagan is shooting for a chance to visit his parents without supervision
Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

If you're not sure which candidate to vote for, a computer program could decide for you
Jason Tester, created software

Arnold Schwarzenegger has plenty of star power, giving him a head start when it comes to name recognition. So how come we haven't heard much from the usually outspoken Hollywood crowd 
James Hirsen, author of Tales From the Left Coast

The Big Story’s "candidate of the day" in the California recall election
Peter Camejo, Green Party candidate

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Topics and guests subject to change.