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, July 2:

How do you defend a brutal dictator like Saddam Hussein in court?
David Scheffer, former ambassador at large for war crimes

What steps should the U.S. take to prepare for the July 4 holiday weekend?
Greg Esslinger, former FBI agent

Will the current job numbers help or hurt President Bush?
Michael Meehan, Kerry adviser
Scott Stanzel, Bush-Cheney press secretary

What made Marlon Brando such an American icon?
Jack Valenti, chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America

Bill Cosby holds up a critical mirror to the young black community. Are his comments justified?
• Reverend Jesse Jackson, former presidential candidate

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

Topics and guests subject to change.