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.

Monday, August 2:

President Bush is acting on the Sept. 11 report. How will his new initiative improve national security?
Frances Townsend, assistant to the president and Homeland Security adviser

What does it take to get good, solide terror intelligence?
Wayne Simmons, former CIA operative

Who would keep the U.S. safe? President Bush or John Kerry?
Danielle Pletka, GOP strategist
Flynt Leverett, Kerry foreign policy adviser

Mark Hacking is under arrest for the murder of his pregnant wife Lori
David Lundberg, former Utah police sergeant

Terrorists in Iraq are going after the country's Christians
Lorenzo Vidino of The Investigative Project

New York City is cracking down on the homeless, placing more of them under arrest
Norman Siegel, attorney

Be sure to tune into The Big Story with John Gibson ... weekdays at 5 p.m. ET.

Topics and guests subject to change.