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 for Thursday, August 15

• Will the pope use his trip to Poland as a chance to announce his retirement? Vatican correspondent John Allen offers insight.

• Do average Iraqis view the U.S. push for regime change in Baghdad as a fight of liberation, or a war against Saddam? Michael Rubin, visiting scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, offers insight.

• A group of family members who lost loved ones on September 11 are suing those that bankroll terrorism. But does their suit stand a chance? We'll ask Ronald Motley, lead attorney for the class action lawsuit.

• In the wake of the war on terror how have the election blueprints changed? RNC Chairman Marc Racicot, weighs in.

This is also a time for you to participate. Gibson will be reading some of your e-mails on the air, so drop him a line at myword@foxnews.com.

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Note: All guests and topics subject to change