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:

• Unrelenting violence in Iraq has pushed Washington to discuss ways of speeding up the transfer of power to an Iraqi-led government (search). The White House says our troops will stay in Iraq until the job is done. But is the U.S. already forming an exit strategy for Iraq? That’s the Big Question for Robin Wright, diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post.

Plus, is the military PR machine distorting news from Iraq? That’s the Big Question for Joseph Galloway, military writer for Knight Ridder Newspapers.

• President Bush’s reelection war chest has passed the $100 million mark and Democratic candidates Howard Dean and John Kerry are going private with theirs. How does all this cash affect the political process? That’s the Big Question for University of Akron political science Professor John Green.

Plus, can you hate President Bush but love his tax cuts? That’s the Big Question for Daniel Gross, writer for Slate magazine.

• A flood of pharmaceuticals are crossing the border from Canada into the United States, which does not sit too well with drug companies or the FDA. What’s wrong with importing cheaper drugs from Canada? That’s the Big Question for Pamela Wallin, Canadian consul general to New York City.

• Major League Baseball announces that starting next season, players are going to be tested and punished for using steroids. Will that cause players to clean up their act? That’s the Big Question for Fox Sports analyst and former manager Kevin Kennedy.

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