Topics and Guests for October 1

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:

The first debate is out of the way... so what did America think of President Bush and Democratic rival John Kerry?
• Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y.
• Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.
• Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center

Is the campaign challenging Sen. Patty Murray in the race for a Washington Senate seat unfair?
• George Nethercutt, Republican Senate candidate

How did the first presidential debate play out on Wall Street?
• Joe Battipaglia, chief investment officer for Ryan, Beck & Co.

The first-ever openly conservative film festival
• David Bossie, executive director of "Celsius 41.11"

Right as Bush and Kerry were walking out for their debate, we seemed to be launching a big offensive in Iraq. Why then?
• Retired Army Gen. Bob Scales  

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