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. 19:

A federal appeals court decides to rehear arguments on whether the California recall should proceed as scheduled
Doug Lewis, executive director of Election Project

If we can't win over the Muslim world with might or money, maybe we can do it with Mickey Mouse
Norman Pattiz, founder of Arab radio network Radio Sawa

Saddam Hussein's defense minister is in U.S. custody
Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Presidential candidate Wesley Clark may be getting a boost from his former commander in chief
Jeff Birnbaum, Washington bureau chief for Fortune magazine

William Sampson spent two years, seven months and 23 days in a Saudi Arabian prison
William Sampson, former Saudi Arabian prisoner

The Big Story’s "candidate of the day" in the California recall election
Kelly Kimball, Democratic candidate
Scott Mednick, Democratic candidate

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Topics and guests subject to change.