Topics and Guests for Friday, Jan. 16

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, Jan. 16:

Members of the Nation of Islam making their presence very obvious outside Michael Jackson's arraignment. Their part in this whole affair has become a big question mark, making folks wonder if there is some kind of subplot going on
John McWhorter, senior fellow of the public policy at the Manhattan Institute

What kind of effect does celebrity have on jury trials?
Mike DeMarco, former state prosecutor

As the day of the Iowa caucuses approaches, the race for the top spot becomes even tighter
Dick Gephardt, presidential candidate
Joe Trippi, Howard Dean's campaign manager

Conservative radio is getting some fresh competition
Ed Schultz, about to launch a new show on the Jones Radio Network

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

Topics and guests subject to change.