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, April 15:

Hostile action in Iraq forces the Pentagon to put more troops in the region
• Retired Air Force Gen. Merrill McPeak

Is everyone on the Sept. 11 panel playing partisan politics?
• Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. 

There are plenty of people whispering into John Kerry's ear with suggestions of a possible running mate
• N.H. State Sen. Lou D'Allesadro

There were plenty of serious problems revealed at the 9/11 Commission this week, and as a result: plenty of blame passed around
Douglas Brinkley, presidential historian

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Topics and guests subject to change.