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. 22:

It is not always what Howard Dean says, but how he says it. And it looks like his image as renegade may be backfiring
David Droga, creative director of Publicis Worldwide

Does John Kerry stand up to President Bush?
Byron York, White House reporter

How does a political candidate prepare for a debate?
Dennis Kucinich, Democratic presidential candidate

A new poll says kids don't want to be president anymore. Why is that?
Mia Toschi, "Weekly Reader" editor

Could computer hackers steal the next election?
Ariel Rubin, technical director of the Information Security Institute

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Topics and guests subject to change.