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.

Friday, Sept. 12:

Country music legend Johnny Cash is dead at the age of 71
Travis Tritt, musician
Tom Waitts, musician

Democratic frontrunner Howard Dean has a reputation for saying what's on his mind, which sometimes lands him in trouble
James Harding, reporter for the Financial Times

The world of D.C. lobbyists seems may seem pretty dull to some of us, but it's the subject of a new HBO series by actor George Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh
Ed Rogers, chairman of Barbour Griffith & Rogers 

Protestors to the Patriot Act call it an attack on our civil liberties
Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Once upon a time in America — say the 1950s and ‘60s — some of the scariest movies you ever saw were in driver's ed class
Bret Wood, writer and director of Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films

The Big Story’s "candidate of the day" in the California recall election
Georgy Russell, computer software engineer

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

Topics and guests subject to change.