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.

Thursday, Oct. 23:

U.S. and Iraqi officials ask potential donors at a Madrid conference for billions in reconstruction aid
John Davison, Christian Aid spokesman 

Frontrunner Howard Dean is attacking his Democratic opponents in new campaign ads
Dick Morris, FNC political analyst

Wesley Clark's doesn't seem to have a media strategy yet
Dominic Carter, political reporter for NY1

A lot of kids say "We gotta get out of this place" and move far away, after college graduation. That leaves their home states with a shortage of skilled workers
• Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack

Can Donald Rumsfeld's executive style work in government?
Bruce Herschensohn, author of Passport

Attorney General John Ashcroft is keeping tabs on several federal judges
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

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

Topics and guests subject to change.