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, Oct. 7:

Whatever the result in the California recall race, you can probably expect to see more of the same in the future
David Lesher, editor of the California Journal

A lot of lawyers will be staying up late tonight in California getting ready to scrutinize, if not challenge, the recall results
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

With reporters protecting their sources, it looks like the DOJ will have to rely on the compliance of White House employees in their investigation of who leaked the name of a CIA officer
Paul Gardephe, former special counsel for the DOJ

During the Clinton administration, the FBI donated thousands of dollars to the Mideast terror group Hamas — part of a top secret mission to track terrorist funding
Jules Kroll, chairman and founder of Kroll Worldwide

Now that Valerie Plame's been identified as a former CIA officer, her covert career is over... but the damage doesn't end there
Jim Marcinkowski, former CIA officer

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

Topics and guests subject to change.