Topics and Guests for August 17

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:

The attacks are getting personal and nasty in the 2004 presidential campaign
Peter Fenn, Democratic strategist
Rich Galen, Republican strategist

Is Saudi Arabia a solid friend or a problematic ally?
Robert Jordan, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Does the sex life of Kobe Bryant's accuser belong on trial?
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Oprah Winfrey is serving as a juror in a Chicago murder case, but should she?
Richard Gabriel, jury consultant

What's at stake for the long-term in the trouble Iraqi holy city of Najaf?
Bartle Bull, writer

California's Senate bans public schools from using the name "Redskins" for their teams or mascots
Cindy La Marr, president of the Indian Education Association

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