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. 21:

Michael Jackson has lived most of his life at the intersection of celebrity and weird. Now he's looking at the possibility of life behind bars
Jim Thomas, former Santa Barbara sheriff
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst
Robert Dunn, criminal defense attorney

The 40th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination
Nellie Connelly, author of From Love Field: A Remembrance
Cecil Stoughton, former White House photographer

How are Iraqi women helping to rebuild their country?
Hilary White of the CPA

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

Topics and guests subject to change.