Topics and Guests for August 9

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.

Topics and Guests:

Is New York City ready for the Republican National Convention? (search) That’s the big question for Mitt Romney, Republican governor from John Kerry's home state of Massachusetts.

Pennsylvania is an important swing state: Al Gore won the state in 2000, which helps explain why President Bush has visited the state more than 30 times since taking office. Who will the Keystone State? We’ll ask Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Plus, the White House says there's nothing political about the latest terror warnings (search) -- there are people who want to kill us and those people have to be stopped. But do public terror warnings help prevent attacks? That’s the big question for Jim Walsh, terrorism analyst at Harvard University.

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