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.

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Laura Bush (search) takes to the podium at the Republican National Convention attempting to remind voters that her husband is a human being, as well as the leader of the free world. How is the Grand Old Party doing so far? We’ll ask former House Speaker and FOX News political analyst, Newt Gingrich.

As the media spends the week covering the RNC, are Democrats concerned that support for Sen. John Kerry is slipping away? That’s the big question for Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y.

The Republicans have made the attacks of Sept. 11 a key theme of their convention: Smart move, or sensitive movement? We’ll ask Bernard Kerik, former New York City Police Department commissioner.

Plus, we’ll get a preview of Wednesday night’s schedule from Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss.

And, Russia strains under the weight of three successive terrorist attacks on its soil by Chechen rebels. Are we just as vulnerable to such attacks? That’s the big question for Jeff Beatty, former CIA counter-terrorism officer and Delta Force member.

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