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.

Monday, Feb. 9:

Al Gore unloads on President Bush at a Democratic rally in Tennessee
Walter Shapiro, "USA Today" political columnist

U.S. troops in Iraq intercept a memo to senior Al Qaeda leaders
Steve Emerson, author of "American Jihad"

Howard Dean says the debate will stay alive, even if he loses Wisconsin
Craig Gilbert, Washington bureau chief for the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"

John Kerry was raised in an upper-crust lifestyle, so will voters buy into the notion that he's a regular guy?
Mark Leibovich, "Washington Post" reporter

It sounds like Martha Stewart's lawyer is earning his fee...
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

The 40th anniversary of The Beatles' arrival on U.S. shores
Louise Harrison, George Harrison's sister
Bruce Spizer, Beatles historian 

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

Topics and guests subject to change.