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. 29:

Rescue workers from around the world, rush to the scene of Friday’s devastating earthquake in Iran
John Connell, director of traffic and logistics for the aid group Americares

The news media in Saudi Arabia is tightly controlled by the government, but some attempts have been made to loosen the reins
Lawrence Wright, staff writer for The New Yorker

Five tons of beef are recalled, even though the USDA says there is virtually no risk of anyone catching mad cow disease
Michael Hansen, researcher for a division of Consumers Union

These days, homeland security has been focusing mostly on threats from international terrorism, but homegrown terror remains a serious concern
David Neiwert, author of In God's Country

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

Topics and guests subject to change.