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. 28:

Coalition troops in Iraq have to walk a fine line by cracking down on bad guys without ticking off the general population
• Retired Air Force Col. Sam Gardiner

Colin Powell is urging the Red Cross to stick it out in Iraq, despite the terrorist attack on its headquarters. Is the humanitarian effort in danger?
Nada Doumani of the International Red Cross

How will firefighters contain the wildfires threatening southern California?
John Maclean, author of Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines of American Wildfire

It’s a heartbreaking case of child abuse in New Jersey, where adoptive parents favored the girls and starved the boys
• 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.