Topics and Guests for Wednesday, Oct. 1

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 1:

Government news leaks are nothing new in D.C., but for some reporters, it's their stock in trade
Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist
Lucy Dalglish, former director of the Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press

Politics can bring out strong feelings either for or against a candidate, but when it comes to President Bush, it seems the reactions are unusually intense
Jonathan Chai, senior editor at The New Republic
Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at the National Review

A new company finds most company slogans and jingles don't stick in consumers' heads
Kelly O'Keefe, CEO of Emergence

We've all heard stories about regular guys ending up homeless after losing their jobs, but usually — the reporters are reporting on other people
Les Gapay, former writer for The Wall Street Journal
Is the U.S. military being infiltrated by the enemy?
Bill Tierney, military intelligence veteran

The Big Story’s "candidate of the day" in the California recall election
Iris Adam, Natural Law Party candidate

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

Topics and guests subject to change.