Topics and Guests for Thursday, Jan. 16

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.

Jan. 16:

The Saudis have a plan to get rid of Saddam Hussein with an internal war, a coup. But will it be acceptable to President Bush? 
Josh Macht of

The world may have good reason to view North Korea as a ticking time bomb. That nation's nuclear ambitions are a good starting point. But then you have to wonder about the very nature of its brutal regime
Radek Sikorski of the American Enterprise Institute

The president's economic stimulus plan, which features major tax cuts,  is in danger of being cut itself. Democrats say the huge new budget deficit projections make those tax cuts unwise
• Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa

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Note: All guests and topics subject to change