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, Sept. 15:

A federal appeals court in California blocked the state's gubernatorial recall election scheduled for Oct. 7
Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Today's radar maps can pinpoint the location and direction of dangerous storms, but weather technology had a long way to go in 1938, when a category 3 hurricane snuck up on New England and killed 700 people
Rita Scotti, author of Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938

Six out of 10 Americans oppose the president's $87 billion request for Iraq and Afghanistan
Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky.

When there's news of a hurricane heading your way, most sane people run in the opposite direction. Not so when you're a hurricane hunter
Capt. Chad Gibson of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron

The Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez wedding has reportedly been postponed. Why do we care about this at all?
Bonnie Fuller, editorial director of Star magazine

Democrats’ strategy in the 2004 presidential election
Terry McAuliffe, DNC chairman

The Big Story’s "candidate of the day" in the California recall election
Jack Grisham, independent candidate for governor

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

Topics and guests subject to change.