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.

Monday, Oct. 13:

President Bush doesn't want the war in Iraq to become a political liability heading into the 2004 elections
Bruce Herschensohn, author of Passport

For every ambush or act of sabotage on U.S. troops, Iraqis ultimately suffer tremendously from these internal attacks
Oliver North, host of War Stories

New York's mayor says Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez should be arrested for throwing a Yankees coach to the ground
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Why do the Red Sox and Yankees hate each other so much?
Greg Dickerson, host of New England Sports Tonight

The military has had to scramble for Arabic translators since the war on terror started. Now some of them are suspected of espionage
Kevin Hendzel of the American Translators Association

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

Topics and guests subject to change.