Topics and Guests for August 23

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:

Are the Swift Boat ads attacking John Kerry any worse than attack ads by Democratic groups like
Chad Clanton, senior adviser for the Kerry-Edwards campaign
Jennifer Millerwise, deputy communications director for the Bush-Cheney campaign

Is the economy in good shape or not?
Gregory Mankiw, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers
Gene Sperling, John Kerry's economic adviser

Amber Frey returns to the stand in the Laci Peterson murder trial
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Will coalition forces in Najaf be forces to storm to the holy Imam Ali shrine?
• Retired Marine Lt. Col. Bill Cowan

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