Topics and Guests for Thursday, August 21

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.

Thursday, August 21:

If the U.N. does pass a new resolution on Iraq, you're likely to see a lot of strings attached
James Dobbins, director of the International Security and Defence Policy Center

It hasn't been all that long since the fall of Saddam Hussein, but already there's talk about when u-s troops should be pulling out of Iraq
Ivo Dalder, author of America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy

Opponents are trying to get the Ten Commandments from an Alabama courthouse
Richard Cohen, general counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Who is the best criminology teacher for college kids? A typical professor or an ex-con?
Stephen Richards, college professor who served three years in federal prison

In most states' prisons, the "Five Percenters" is thought of as a violent gang. In New York, it's considered a religion. That means members of the black supremacy group get special privileges, unlike plain old gang members
Dane Holvey, principle investigator for the New Jersey Department of Corrections

Kathy Boudin was at the wheel of a getaway car during a 1981 Brinks armored truck holdup. She was sentenced to serve 20 years to life in prison, and was granted parole just yesterday
• Det. Robert Van Cura of the South Nyack-Grand View Police Department

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