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, Oct. 10:

The details come out about Kobe Bryant's alleged sexual assault of a 19-year-old Colorado woman
Larry Pozner, criminal defense attorney

The Democratic presidential candidates take a swipe at Wesley Clark, the newest entrant to the race
Mindy Tucker, former spokeswoman for the RNC
Doug Hattaway, former national spokesman for Al Gore's presidential campaign

Coalition forces in Iraq are getting attacked by guerrillas at least 20 times each day. There's been a lot of speculation as to who the fighters are... are they Baath Party loyalists or members of Al Qaeda? 
John Danishefsky, Los Angeles Times reporter

Do college rankings help or hurt prospective students?
Paul Marthers, dean of admissions at Reed College

Lawyers for Lee Boyd Malvo plan to argue the teenage sniper suspect was insane, acting under the influence of 42-year-old suspect John Mohammed
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

At schools across the country, what was once called recess is turning into something parents and kids may no longer recognize
• Dr. Kurt Hinson, author of Games Kids Should Play at Recess

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

Topics and guests subject to change.