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.

Topics and Guests:

• Iraqi insurgents are making trouble for coalition troops in the cities of Fallujah and Najaf, so much so that the Pentagon has decided to keep more troops on the ground.

Now it looks like there may be progress on the diplomatic front, with representatives from both sides meeting to talk about a possible solution to the standoff.

FNC's Mike Tobin will be live from Baghdad with the latest...

We'll also hear from retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, author of "Beyond Baghdad."

• President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair (search) hold a joint press conference to pledge their commitment to a democratic and free Iraq.

Correspondent Molly Henneberg (search) will be live from the White House with more on the talks. 

• Some Republicans worry that voter fatigue with the war in Iraq may show come ballot time, and John Kerry's (search) going after the perceived weakness with full force.

But will the tactic backfire? We'll ask Bush-Cheney 2004 Campaign Chair Marc Racicot.

• You may be surprised to learn that the National Rifle Association (search) is coming out with a news network.

Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre will tell us why...

All of that... and more on The Big Story With John Gibson at 5 p.m. ET.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change