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, July 1:

Can Saddam Hussein get a fair trial?
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst
Michael Scharf, law professor at Case Western

Is Saddam's day in court a giant step forward for the new Iraq?
Jim Woolsey, former CIA director

How will Saddam's trial affect the U.S. presidential race?
Cheri Jacobus, GOP strategist
Dick Harpootlian, former chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party

Are enough Muslim groups speaking out to condemn terrorism?
Ali Chaudry, president of the Center for Understanding Islam

Iraqi reaction to Saddam's court appearance
• Dr. Mahdi al-Bassam, former Iraqi exile

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

Topics and guests subject to change.