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, May 14:

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld toughs out a firestorm of recent criticism
• Retired Air Force Gen. Merrill McPeak

Is President Bush losing support among his constituency?
James Kuhnhenn of Knight-Ridder

What are the latest polls telling us about the race between President Bush and John Kerry?
Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center

Are journalists accepting money in return for publishing praise about a film or celebrity?
Keith Kelly, New York Post media columnist

How much power will the Iraqi interim government have?
Noah Feldman, advised coalition on Iraq constitution

Images of prisoner abuse could land a body blow to several cases in front of the Supreme Court
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

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

Topics and guests subject to change.