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.

Wednesday, Oct. 19:

Michael Jackson's legal team doesn't waste any time before coming out swinging, strongly denying any allegations of inappropriate conduct against minors
Thomas Sneddon, Santa Barbara district attorney
Nick Maier, editor of Freak: Inside the Twisted World of Michael Jackson
Susan Estrich, FNC legal analyst
Roger Friedman, Foxnews.com columnist

It's not that tough to break into Windsor Castle, so how vulnerable is the British royal family?
Aaron Barrschak, comedian

The man who shot Ronald Reagan wants to leave the mental hospital without supervision to visit his parents
Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post

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Topics and guests subject to change.