CNN is bringing back the political debate program Crossfire.
The original Crossfire premiered on CNN back in 1982. After countless shouting matches between sides, the show was yanked in January 2005. Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN said, “Following the successful launches of Around the World, the Lead with Jake Tapper, and New Day, we felt it was the right time to turn our attention next to Crossfire. This will be the next step in reinvigorating our lineup of live programs.”
Upon its return, the show will be co-hosted by Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones, explains the Hollywood Reporter. Gingrich and Cupp will represent the right while Cutter and Jones, both former Obama advisers, will represent the left.
“Few programs in the history of CNN have had the kind of impact on political discourse that Crossfire did – it was a terrific program then, and we believe the time is right to bring it back and do it again,” Jeff Zucker, president, CNN Worldwide said in a statement. “We look forward to the opportunity to host passionate conversation from all sides of the political spectrum. Crossfire will be the forum where America holds its great debates.”
Crossfire will return to CNN this fall.