Topics and Guests for April 19

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 field reports from correspondent Heather Nauert.

Topics and Guests:

• Spain Drain? President Bush scolded Spain's new prime minister Monday for his swift withdrawal of troops from Iraq and told him to avoid actions that give "false comfort to terrorists or enemies of freedom in Iraq." How will the Spanish pullout impact the coalition there in Iraq? That’s the big question for retired U.S. Army Col. Mike Pheneger, former director of Special Operations.

• Fair and Balanced? The Bush administration is growing increasingly suspicious of the Arab satellite news station Al Jazeera, claiming the network’s bias has morphed into outright lies and propaganda. Is Al Jazeera fair and balanced? We’ll ask an expert featured on the Arab network, Abdel Bari Atwan.

• Iraq Self-Defense: The new Iraqi Army was tested for the first time, when fierce fighting broke out earlier this month. It failed. Are Iraqi soldiers untrained, or unwilling to fight? That’s the big question for Newsweek reporter Melinda Liu.

• Bush's Base: Is the continued fighting in Iraq splitting President Bush's conservative base? We’ll ask Bill Kristol, Fox News contributor.

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