Topics and Guests for August 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 reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.

Topics and Guests:

Did the D.A. in the Michael Jackson scandal jeopardize a case?
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

What really behind the redeployment of U.S. troops: security or politics?
• Lt. Gen. Daniel Christman, military adviser to the Kerry-Edwards campaign
• Lt. Col. Joe Repya of Veterans for Bush-Cheney

Is Iraq's interim government on the right track to democracy?
Mario Mancuso, former special ops commander

A new report says Al Qaeda is using operatives that are less Middle Eastern and more European in appearance
Michael Swetnam, former CIA officer

How did the U.S. Olympic basketball team lose to Puerto Rico?
Sean Deveney of The Sporting 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