Topics and Guests for August 18

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:

President Bush wants to recall troops from bases established during the Cold War
• Jim Wilkinson, White House deputy national security adviser for communications
• Retired Air Force Gen. Merrill McPeak

The latest in the Scott Peterson case...
Robert Ernenwein, former Los Angeles deputy D.A.
Mickey Sherman, criminal defense lawyer

More trouble for N.J. Gov. James McGreevey as his top fundraiser pleads guilty to fraud
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr agrees to cease-fire plan in Najaf, Iraq
• Retired Army Major William Bradford

Naval aviators killed in a plane crash in Greenland finally get the homecoming they deserve
• Navy Captain Tom Sparks

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