Topics and Guests for Thursday, July 31

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, July 31:

New optimism in Iraq in the hunt for weapons of mass destruction
•  Rod Norland of Newsweek magazine

One of the most important figures in American music history has died. As founder of Sun Records, Sam Phillips launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and B.B. King
•  George Klein, TV and radio personality who worked with Phillips

The "F" word has been around for hundreds of years, and plenty of people toss it around in its various forms. It might be offensive, but legally — do you have the right to say it?
•  Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

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