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. 15:

John Kerry is coming up in the polls, and Carol Moseley Braun is heading in a new direction on the trail
Carol Moseley Braun, former presidential candidate
Ted Devine, Kerry campaign strategist

Can Howard Dean afford to take a punch?
William Sorrell, Dean's former chief of staff

How do the presidential candidates survive the rigors of the campaign trail?
Trent Gegay, "Newsweek" political correspondent

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

Topics and guests subject to change.