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President Bush hopes Russian President Vladimir Putin (search) will see eye-to-eye on democratic issues that have put a rift in their friendship. Was the president successful in mending fences in Russia? That's the big question for Richard Perle, former assistant secretary of defense for international security policy under President Reagan and current fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

Presidents Bush and Putin say nuclear terrorism one of the biggest threats our countries face. FOX News' Heather Nauert examines the threat with Harlan Ullman, expert in national security for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Author and former evangelist Doug Wead says he didn't mean to harm the president and regrets releasing their secretly taped conversations. But is it too late for damage control? We'll get a fair and balanced debate from Bill Press, author of "Bush Must Go," and Kellyanne Conway, Republican pollster.

Plus, more and more kids are using crystal meth — particularly in America's heartland. Now, an Illinois state representative wants to punish those kids where it hurts most: in their wallet. FOX News' Douglas Kennedy has the details.

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About the Show

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, "The Big Story" gives you expert legal analysis from Judge Andrew Napolitano and in-depth interviews and reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.

"The Big Story with John Gibson" is one of the reasons that FOX News Channel is the most watched news network in daytime.

Note: All guests and topics subject to change