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. 31:

Why do some senior Pentagon officials reportedly think Saddam Hussein is behind the escalation of violent attacks on coalition troops in Iraq?
Richard Miniter, author of Losing Bin Laden
 
Day three of Scott Peterson's preliminary hearing on charges that he murdered his pregnant wife
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

The Democrats are saying that President Bush had nothing to do with the latest, good economic news
Robert Reich, labor secretary under President Clinton

The Iraqi man who helped rescue Jessica Lynch tried to visit her, but she refused to meet him
Mohammed Al-Rehaief, Iraqi lawyer

The FDA says there's no evidence that meat or milk derived from healthy cloned farm animals can harm people. So will Americans be eating cloned meat soon?
Carol Tucker Foreman, director of food policy at the Consumer Federation of America

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

Topics and guests subject to change.