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Terrorists have just a few days left if they want to derail Sunday's elections in Iraq. Can they win their war with democracy? We'll ask former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger.

Laura Bush (search) is much more than President Bush's dance partner — he says she's the reason he was re-elected. Can we expect to see more of the first lady, in the president's second term? Heather Nauert examines Mrs. Bush's role in the White House with Lyric Winik, Washington correspondent for Parade Magazine.

From the gold rush to Silicon Valley, California is usually at the forefront of new frontiers. But recent setbacks are taking away some of the state's golden luster. Will California continue to be the nation's trendsetter? That's the big question for Kevin Starr, author of "Coast of Dreams."

Senate Republicans and Democrats are laying out their agendas. The GOP will focus on Social Security and tax reform. The Dems say Social Security ain't broke — they're more concerned with education and health care. Can they find common ground? That's the big question for political strategists Rick Davis and Hank Sheinkopf.

Plus, we'll pay tribute to the amazing life and career of Johnny Carson (search) with the legendary Phyllis Diller.

And, FOX News senior judicial analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, looks at pro-life supporters' chances for putting new legal limits on abortion.

Real journalism: fair and balanced. That's why we're No. 1 — FOX News Channel.

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