Topics and Guests for Tuesday, Sept. 9

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 9:

The survivors and families of the Sept. 11 victims just got a green light to sue United and American Airlines, Boeing and the owners of the World Trade Center
• Judge Andrew Napolitano, FNC senior judicial analyst

Is it possible for any of the Democratic presidential candidates to hit a homerun and win tonight's debate?
Diane Carlin, dean of graduate studies at the University of Kansas

Two days shy of two years since the Sept. 11 attacks, the war on terror is still being fought in Afghanistan
Khorshied Nusratty, FNC Kabul bureau chief

President Bush makes it clear that when it comes to Iraq, failure is not an option. He’s asking Congress to spend $87 billion
• Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.,

In every political campaign, there's friendly and spirited debate And then there are the candidates who truly seem to dislike each other
Jodi Wilgoren, New York Times Chicago bureau chief

Vonnie Bassett has never downloaded a song off the Internet in her life. Her son has… hundreds of times, but she is the one being sued by the RIAA
Vonnie Bassett, being sued by RIAA

The Big Story’s "candidate of the day" in the California recall election
Garrett Gruener, venture capitalist

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Topics and guests subject to change.