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 25:

High-profile Democrats rally around John Kerry, including former presidents and former rivals — like one-time party front-runner Howard Dean
William Mayer, author of "The Frontloading Problem in Presidential Nominations"

A Palestinian boy says he didn't want to die and changed his mind about blowing himself up when Israeli soldiers stopped him
Sharon Feingold, Israeli army spokesperson

Can Pakistan fight off Al Qaeda and fight the war on terror?
Sharmeen Obaid, the reporter of "On the Razor's Edge" — a new documentary on PBS’s "Frontline"

Prosecutors have started interviewing potential grand jury witnesses in the Michael Jackson child molestation case
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Can the film "The Life of Brian" compete with "The Passion of the Christ?"
John Goldstone, producer

Gas prices are at an all-time high in this country — an average of $1.74 a gallon. They're not expected to go down anytime soon — maybe not ever
Paul Roberts, author of "The End of Oil"

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

Topics and guests subject to change.