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, Dec. 12:

Emergency rooms nationwide are filling up as we head into one of the worst flu seasons to hit the country in years
• Dr. Marc Siegel, associate professor of medicine at New York University

There's a new twist in the Michael Jackson child molestation saga...
Roger Friedman, Foxnews.com gossip columnist

Howard Dean says he's got what it takes to beat President Bush
Simon Rosenberg, president of the New Democrat Network

Is the U.S. military stretched too thin?
• Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

Playboy magazine celebrates its 50th years on the newsstands
Hugh Hefner, Playboy founder

It's 18 months since the arrest of the alleged dirty bomber Jose Padilla, and still no charges have been filed
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

The creator of Girls Gone Wild runs into some trouble 
Glenn Litwak, attorney

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

Topics and guests subject to change.