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. 8:

What is Howard Dean's strategy for capturing Southern votes?
Earl Black, Rice University political science professor

Some Republicans complain federal spending is out of control
• Rep. John Shaddeg, R-Ariz.

Our troops in Iraq are trying tough new tactics to isolate the enemy
Mia Bloom, author of Dying to Kill

Rapper Eminem may be getting a visit from the Secret Service
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

The gun lobby is taking aim at a way to get around the campaign finance law
Michael Wolff, media columnist for New York magazine

Should cabbies be allowed to wear costumes while they work? One man thinks so...
David Groh, Seattle cab driver

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

Topics and guests subject to change.