Topics and Guests for October 12

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:

Does President Bush need to win his third debate with rival John Kerry to win the election?
• Marc Racicot, chairman of the Bush-Cheney campaign
• Michael Meehan, senior adviser to the Kerry-Edwards campaign 

How is the success that we're seeing in the War on Terror going to influence American voters?
• Peter Galbraith, former U.S. ambassador
• Michael Ledeen, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

Are we facing a flu crisis this year?
• Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, president of the American Council on Science and Health

A Taliban commander who was behind bars at Guantanamo Bay now threatening to slaughter two hostages in Pakistan
• Wayne Simmons, former CIA operative

Oil prices hit another all-time high
• Bruce Upbin, Forbes senior editor

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