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. 26:

Is Las Vegas a high-profile target for Al Qaeada?
Jerry Bussell, homeland security advisor to the state of Nevada

All around Washington, those in the know seem to think that this latest terror alert is worse than all the others we're had since 9/11
• Retired Army Lt. Col. Jim Carafano

Howard Dean is celebrating the birth of Jesus by bringing religion into his campaign
Martha Zoeller, radio host

Is Saddam Hussein's capture responsible for the increase of attacks on troops?
Richard Galen, public affairs officer for the coalition provisional authority

The European Space Agency is yelling today, fearing that their $370 million space probe is the latest piece of scrap metal on Mars
Joel Hills of Sky TV

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Topics and guests subject to change.