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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John Kerry and John Edwards aren't stopping for a post-convention nap. They've gassed up the buses for a 3,500-mile road trip, hoping to keep some momentum going.

We’ll get an update on what lies ahead for both presidential campaigns from Steve Elmendorf, Kerry deputy campaign manager, and Jennifer Millerwise, Bush-Cheney deputy communications director.

Kerry got the FleetCenter on its feet Thursday night. Did the candidate effectively outline his vision? That’s the big question for Andrei Cherny, former speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore, and Clarke Judge, former Reagan speechwriter.

And, which campaign has the financial advantage? We’ll ask Larry Noble from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Plus, the Democrats had one heck of a tea party in Boston. Will Kerry get a bounce in the poll? That’s the big question for John Zogby, president and CEO of the polling firm Zogby International.

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