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. 17:

When it comes to airline travel security, how safe are we?
• Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass. is a member of the homeland security committee 

Some Major League baseball and NFL players have been linked to a company believed to be handing out a new sophisticated steroid
• Dr. Gary Wadler, associate professor at New York University School of Medicine

If Democrats want to beat President Bush, a new poll indicates they may need a “composite candidate”
Michael Crowley, New Republic associate editor

The feds have raided two city departments and the private offices of a lawyer with ties to Philadelphia Mayor John Street
Dave Davies, senior writer for the Philadelphia Daily News

A security scare on Southwest Airlines causes the feds to check on all commercial planes nationwide. Notes at the scene claiming the threat was faked to prove a point. What kind of trouble can a person face for testing the system?
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Woody Allen is apparently a bit neurotic when it comes to money
Roger Friedman, gossip columnist at Foxnews.com

Millions of dollars are still making it into the hands of terrorists, and some governments seem to be looking the other way
David Aufhauser of the Treasury Department

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

Topics and guests subject to change.