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.

Today:

• Could peace have broken out on the eve of war with Iraq? It seems a desperate Saddam wanted a deal. But was Saddam’s offer too little, too late? That’s the Big Question for Imad Hage, the Lebanese-American businessman approached by Iraqi officials seeking a deal.

• Eighty five thousand troops are get their marching orders, rotating into Iraq over the next six months and replacing many of the troops already there. But are we stretching our reserve forces too thin? That’s the Big Question for Rep. Ed Schrock, R-Va., member of the Armed Services Committee.

• Which Democratic candidate for president has the best shot at winning the White House? That’s the Big Question for George McGovern (search), former senator and presidential nominee.

• Should the FBI be allowed to use the Patriot Act to investigate strip clubs and politicians? That's today’s Big Question for Fox News senior judicial analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano.

All of that... and more on The Big Story With John Gibson at 5 p.m. ET.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change