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:

Hurricane Ivan bears down on the southern coast, whipping up waves in the Gulf with winds of 135 miles an hour
• Mobile County Sheriff Jack Tillman
• Joe Becker, vice president of response for the American Red Cross
• Morgan City Mayor Dr. Tim Tregle
• Panama City Mayor Gerry Clemons
• Pensacola Mayor John Fogg 

CBS stands by its reporting of Bush's service in the National Guard
• David Carney, Republican consultant
• Steve McMahon, Democratic consultant

Physical evidence may be what sways the jury in the Scott Peterson case... so what can investigators gather from Laci Peterson's autopsy?
• Dr. Michael Baden, forensic pathologist

Kobe Bryant could end up settling his sexual assault case out of court
• Crystal McCrary, author of "Homecourt Advantage"

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