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. 30:

President Bush says he's confident no senior White House officials were involved in a leak revolving around the identity of a covert CIA agent, despite finger-pointing at political adviser Karl Rove
Lou Dubose, author of Boy Genius: Karl Rove, the Brains Behind the Remarkable Political Triumph of George W. Bush

Investigating everyone at the White House to find out if there's a leak will be a huge undertaking. What will it involve?
Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Congress moves forward on the $87 billion President Bush wants for Iraq and Afghanistan
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

The New York Times claims to be a newspaper of record, but lately its track record hasn't been so hot... coming under fire for distortion and bias
Bob Kohn, author of Journalistic Fraud: How The New York Times distorts the News and Why It Can No Longer Be Trusted

French President Jacques Chirac and first lady Laura Bush share a moment
J. Ross Baughman, director of photography for The Washington Times

The Big Story’s "candidate of the day" in the California recall election
Calvin Louie, Democratic hopeful

Monty Python's legacy
Eric Idle, performing in "The Greedy Bastard Tour"

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Topics and guests subject to change.