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.

Thursday, Jan. 8:

The coalition hopes the surge of violence in Iraq, is just the storm before the calm
Dan Senor, CPA spokesperson

A judge grants a change of venue for Scott Peterson's murder trial. What does this mean for the both the defense and the prosecution?
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, senior judicial analyst

Is electability as crucial a political factor as we all think?
Terry Neal, staff writer for Washingtonpost.com

Greed was a defining quality of the 1980s and a primary feature of Donald Trump's new reality show "The Apprentice"
Jim Rogers, author of "Adventure Capitalist"

Pete Rose isn't feeling a lot of love, after admitting he bet on baseball
David Pietrusza, a baseball historian

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

Topics and guests subject to change.