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:

Millions of voters — some still undecided — will be watching the Bush-Kerry debates
• Scott Stanzel, Bush-Cheney press secretary
• Michael Meehan, Kerry campaign senior adviser
• Jennifer Donahue, senior adviser for political affairs at St. Anselm College

What effect are the vice presidential nominees having on the 2004 race?
• Former Democratic Sen. Dennis Deconcini
• Former GOP California gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon

Martha Stewart's heading for Camp Cupcake
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Billionaire activist George Soros is putting his mouth where his money is
• Jeff Birnbaum of The Washington Post

British PM Tony Blair explains his government's efforts to win the release of a hostage being held in Iraq
• Steve Simon, senior analyst with Rand Corporation

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