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:

Ted Kennedy blasts President Bush on the security front
• Doug Hattaway, Democratic strategist
• Rick Lazio, former Republican representative for N.Y.

Will ongoing violence prevent fair elections in Iraq?
• Pat Buchanan, former presidential candidate and author of "Where the Right Went Wrong"

Dueling ads by Democrats and Republicans hit the airwaves, taking shots at Bush and John Kerry over Iraq
• Cheri Jacobus, spokeswoman for Progress for America Voter Fund

The Kerry campaign says there's no reason to resort to scare tactics when it comes to the war on terror
• Chad Clanton, senior Kerry adviser

Why are we letting terrorists out of custody so they can fight another day?
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

How do Bush and Kerry's strengths and weaknesses match up against each other?
• Richard Katula, communications and speech professor at Northeastern University

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