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:

• After Sept. 11 (searchhe turned down a $3.6 million NFL contract to go to Afghanistan and represent the grandest team of them all -- Former NFL star Pat Tillman (searchkilled in Afghanistan at the young age of 27.

We'll get a live report from FNC correspondent Adam Housley at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Also -- We'll get reaction from Trevor Matich, former Redskins player and NFL analyst.

• Pop star Michael Jackson (searchwas indicted Wednesday by a grand jury probing allegations that he molested a 12-year-old boy. But his legal team says case not closed. Might things not be as bad as they seem for the former pop star?

We'll get details from FNC's Anita Vogel in L.A.

• The timeline to power transfer in Iraq is running thin — So, just how much power will we really be giving them?

That is the big question for Senator Sam Brownback, R-Kan., member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

• We'll get an Iraq progress report from Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow of foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institute.

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