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.

Wednesday, Feb. 18:

Howard Dean abandons his bid for the White House, but will he be forgotten?
Sam Hemingway, political reporter for the "Burlington Free Press"

Win or lose, John Kerry will have a great home movie of the campaign
George Butler, filmmaker

Now that dean has dropped out, will John Edwards be a major threat to the Kerry campaign?
Dick Harpootlian is former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party

Despite hundreds of arrests, only one terrorism case has gone before a jury. And now, the lead prosecutor in that case claims he is being hounded by the government
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

President Bush is keeping an eye on the court challenge to San Francisco's gay weddings
Robert Tyler, attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund

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

Topics and guests subject to change.