Topics and Guests for August 25

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:

Should President Bush ignore the Swift Boat issue? Could it backfire on Republicans?
James Gilmore, former chairman of the RNC
Jacques DeGraff, Democratic strategist

Is it possible to have free speech and campaign finance reform?
James Bopp of the James Madison Center for Free Speech

How did Amber Frey come off before the court in her testimony in the Scott Peterson case?
John Patrick, criminal defense attorney
Stacy Honowtiz, assistant Florida state attorney

Pandemonium in Iraq after someone opens fire on a crowd marching toward Najaf
Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

A spokesman for the American Bar Association expresses the group's concerns with the military tribunals
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

What role will unions play in the 2004 election?
Linda Chavez, author of "Betrayal: How Union Bosses Shake Down Their Members and Corrupt American Politics"

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