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.

Monday, July 12:

President Bush says going into Iraq was the right thing to do
Condoleezza Rice, national security adviser

The NAACP says they are shocked that President Bush won't speak to their convention
Julian Bond, NAACP chair

If John Kerry opposes what President Bush has done in Iraq, are the Democrats saying Saddam Hussein should still be in charge there?
Jacques DeGraff, Democratic strategist
Marc Rotterman, Republican strategist

Two U.S. soldiers hiding out in Canada say they will be persecuted if they're forced to return to America
Jonathan Key of the National Post

Hardcore protesters might be planning big dangerous things for the Republican National Convention
John Timoney, Miami police chief

Prosecutors shift focus once again in the Scott Peterson murder trial
• 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.