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. 21:

CBS takes a shot at the "Gipper," airing a mini-series on the Reagans and re-igniting the partisan debate over his legacy
Peter Robinson, author of How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life

NBA star Kobe Bryant is heading for trial. The judge in the case has given prosecutors a green light, based on what even he has admitted is minimal evidence
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

He says his intention was to bring to light gaps in our nation's airport security, but 20-year-old Nathaniel Heatwole now faces prosecution and a possible prison term
• Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va.

Is the coalition restricting media access in Iraq?
Rod Nordland of Newsweek magazine

A possible steroid scandal in pro sports
John Hoberman, University of Texas professor

For the first time, someone has survived a trip over Niagara Falls with just the clothes on his back
Wes Hill, brother died trying stunt in 1951

What will it take for President Bush to win reelection?
• Rep. Jim Leach, R-Iowa

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

Topics and guests subject to change.