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.

Wednesday, Dec. 31:

Cities across the country are gearing up and buckling down with New Year's security preps
Len Turner, KTVI correspondent

What are some of the latest trends in news media? 
Rob Garfield, host of On the Media

How much of an impact has the Internet had on the 2004 presidential campaigns?
• Christopher Lydon of Bopnews.com 

Hundreds of companies are cashing in on the government's efforts to beef up national security
• Retired Marine Lt. Col. Bill Cowan

Ireland's ban on smoking will soon turn the land of saints and shamrocks into a smoke-free zone
Malacy McCourt, author of Harold Be Thy Name

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

Topics and guests subject to change.