Topics and Guests for October 18

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:

President Bush focuses on the war on terror
• Sean McCormack, special assistant to the president for national security affairs

John Kerry accuses Bush of empty rhetoric
• Susan Rice, Kerry foreign policy adviser

New polls show Bush pulling ahead of Kerry
• Doug Hattaway, Democratic strategist
• Al D'Amato, former senator from New York

Scott Peterson's double murder trial is back in action
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

The draft debate in the 2004 presidential campaign
• Charlie Black, GOP strategist
• Michael Brown, Democratic strategist

Investigation into Iraq abuses
• Retired Army Major General Michael Nardotti

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