Topics and Guests for July 16

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 16:

Did Martha Stewart get what she deserved?
Robert Heim, former SEC prosecutor
Michael Ramsey, defense lawyer for former Enron chief Ken Lay

What is the NAACP's problem with President Bush?
Rod Paige, education secretary

John McCain and Dick Cheney appear together at a campaign event. Will this put a stop to rumors that the Ariz. senator may replace the veep on the 2004 Bush ticket?
Ron Kaufman, Republican strategist
Bill Galson, Democratic strategist

Are kidnappers in Iraq getting greedy?
Tom Clayton of Clayton Consultants

Are religious groups getting too involved in U.S. elections?
• Rev. Jerry Falwell, chancellor of Liberty University
Rob Boston of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

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

Topics and guests subject to change.