Topics and Guests for October 5

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:

What is Dick Cheney's debate strategy?
• Rep. Rob Portman, R-Ohio
• RNC Chair Marc Racicot

Will momentum from the first presidential debate help Edwards?
• Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack

Ann Coulter takes aim at liberals
• Ann Coulter, author of "How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)

The Bush campaign says lawyers like Edwards only drive up the cost of medical care
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Can Edwards use his legal skills to help in his debate against Cheney?
• Jim Cooney, North Carolina lawyer

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