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.

Wednesday, June 16:

What can the U.S. do to save American hostage Paul Johnson?
Richard Murphy, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia

What are the conditions that allow Al Qaeda to flourish?
Bill Waugh, former CIA operative and author of "Hunting the Jackal"

Some Democrats are worried that religion could hurt John Kerry in the presidential race
John Podesta, former Clinton chief of staff

Is President Bush getting it right when it comes to faith and politics?
• Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind.

There a new legislative push to let California's illegal immigrants get drivers' licenses
• Calif. State Sen. Tom Torlakson

Baseball Q&A
Tommy Lasorda, baseball legend

Scott Peterson's murder trial focuses on the police search for Laci
• 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.