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 8:

Can John Edwards match Dick Cheney on foreign policy experience?
• New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson

Is the government doing enough to prevent another terror attack?
Brian Levin, terrorism analyst

What does President Bush have to do to win the black vote?
Star Parker, founder of the Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education

Will the fight for Florida be as close this year as it was in 2000?
• Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla.
• Rep. Peter Deutsch, D-Fla.

Michael Jackson is hoping to beat the latest child abuse charges against him
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

What really happened to the Lebanese-born U.S. Marine who says he was taken hostage in Iraq?
• Retired Navy Rear Admiral John Hutson, former judge advocate general

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

Topics and guests subject to change.