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.

Thursday, Sept. 11:

Two years into the war on terror, President Bush remains determined to stay the course but critics are taking aim at how the administration is handling the situation in Iraq
Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard

Shockwaves from the collapse of the World Trade Center spread far beyond  Manhattan
Gail Sheehy, author of Middletown, America

Three months before the deadline, and less than half the 9/11 victims' families have signed up for federal compensation
Kenneth Fineberg, 9/11 Fund special master

President Bush says that the spread of freedom is one of the keys to the war on terror. How have our legal freedoms changed in the past two years?
Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

An investigation in England clears Tony Blair of "sexing up" the pre-war dossier on Saddam Hussein
Graham Allen, Labour MP

The roots of terror are tangled and twisted, but it's more important than ever that we try to understand them.
Jessica Stern, author of Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill

The Big Story’s "candidate of the day" in the California recall election
Trek “Thunder” Kelly, gubernatorial candidate

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Topics and guests subject to change.