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, Feb. 27:

Martha Stewart's in the clear, at least when it comes to the most serious charge she was facing — securities fraud
Howard Meyes, former securities enforcement lawyer

A new study says that over the past 50 years, more than 10,000 children in the U.S. have complained of sex abuse by Catholic priests
David Clohessy, executive director of SNAP

Can John Edwards lay a glove on John Kerry at this point?
Joe Cerrell, Democratic strategist

San Francisco isn't the only place for same-sex marriages anymore. The mayor of a small town in upstate New York is now performing the ceremonies
Ray Flynn, former Boston mayor

Should tax money be used toward stem cell research?
• Gov. Jim McGreevey, D-N.J.

What surprises can we expect from this year's Academy Awards?
Jerry Penacoli of "Extra"

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Topics and guests subject to change.