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, March 11:

Are terrorists stepping up the intensity of their attacks?
Ian Lesser, vice president of the Pacific Council

Does the NHL glorify violence?
Clark Gillies, former New York Islander

Has Martha Stewart become a pariah among high society?
R. Couri Hay, society columnist

Is the Al Qaeda claim on the Madrid terror attacks plausible?
Gregory Copley, terrorism expert

Racial tension is starting to burn out of control in the Chicago Fire Department
Jim McNally, president of Chicago Firefighters Local No. 2 

Why should Americans vote for Aaron Russo?
Aaron Russo, Libertarian candidate for president

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Topics and guests subject to change.