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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The commander in chief will be the main event Thursday night at the Republican National Convention (search) in New York City.

Can the president’s speech influence undecided voters? We’ll get insight from David Frum, former speechwriter for President Bush, and Andrei Cherny, former speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore.

Plus, what can we expect to hear from the president’s speech to the Republican National Convention? We’ll ask former Governor Marc Racicot, chairman of the Bush-Cheney campaign.

Democratic Sen. Zell Miller crosses party lines to attack his colleague John Kerry at the Republicans' convention Wednesday night. Did Miller do any damage to the Kerry campaign? That’s the big question for Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe.

Plus, will the convention give the president a good send-off? We’ll ask Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former chairman of the Republican National Committee.

We’ll dissect the vice president’s speech with Republican consultant Ed Rollins and Democratic strategist Bob Beckel.

The Kobe Bryant rape case is closed. But is this the end of the NBA's legal woes? We'll ask senior FOX News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano.

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