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:

John Kerry has eight weeks to make up the ground he's lost to President Bush in the polls
Rick Davis, John McCain's former campaign manager
Jenny Backus, Democratic strategist
Rick Lazio, former New York congressman
Simon Rosenberg, president of the New Democrat Network

What can our troops do to break up radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militia?
• Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North

Cantor Fitzgerald lost 658 employees on Sept. 11, and it's now suing Saudi Arabia, Islamic charities and several banks
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

The latest in the Laci Peterson murder trial...
Guy Sciolla, criminal defense attorney
Bob Massi, FOX News legal analyst

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