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.

Monday, Dec. 1:

Spain will observe a day of mourning tomorrow after seven Spanish intelligence agents are ambushed and killed south of Baghdad
Ana Palacio, foreign minister of Spain

Howard Dean has criticized the White House for keeping too many secrets, but it turns out Dean himself has legally sealed papers from his days as Vermont governor
Peter Freyne, columnist for the Vermont weekly Seven Days

A lot of liberals and left-wing Democrats are taking on conservatives
Dick Morris, FNC political analyst

Texas Democrats left the state to protest a voter-redistricting plan. Colorado's top court just threw out a similar plan, and the U.S. Supreme Court is considering questions about how election districts are being re-drawn — or gerrymandered — along partisan lines
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Cincinnati police are caught on tape beating a 400-pound man with metal nightsticks. The suspect died, and some are now saying that the cops used too much force. Did they? Or were they justified in their actions?
Barry Horstman, staff writer for The Cincinnati Post

Paris Hilton wasn't exactly famous a month ago, but the videotape of her sexcapades with a boyfriend has made her a household name. Well, get ready to see a lot more of her this week on FOX's new reality show The Simple Life
Nicole Richie, co-star of The Simple Life

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

Topics and guests subject to change.