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, April 9:

There's a temporary halt to the offensive in Fallujah, where hundreds of Iraqis have been killed and more than 1,000 wounded
• Retired Marine Col. Gary Anderson

Is the June 30 handover of power in Iraq realistic?
Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution

The enemy in Iraq is trying to use hostages as bargaining chips
• Retired Marine Lt. Col. Orson Swindle

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Topics and guests subject to change.