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 reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.

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The Democratic National Convention (search) is now officially underway and despite the fact that everyone knows that John Kerry will get the nomination, there is still some work to be done. What do Democrats hope to get out of the convention? We’ll ask Rep. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.

Can the Democrats make it through the week without bashing Bush? Barbara Comstock, former director of the Republican National Convention, weighs in.

What's the goal of the Republican Party this week? Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, author of "Grant Comes East" and FOX News contributor, weighs in.

Plus, after telling a journalist to “shove it,” will Teresa Heinz help or hurt John Kerry's campaign? We’ll ask Colin McNickle of the Pittsburgh Tribune.

And, do authorities believe that Mark Hacking killed his missing wife, Lori? We’ll ask Pat Reavy, police reporter for the Desert Morning News.

All of that... and more on The Big Story With John Gibson at 5 p.m. ET.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change