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After the failed week long experiment of (Get To) The Point and the unsteady The Lead With Jake Tapper, Jeff Zucker is looking for a blast from the past to revive CNN. The ratings-struggling cable new network is bringing back Crossfire in June, network insiders tell me. No hosts have been chosen yet, the sources say. Nor is it clear if the show will definitely remain a half hour, as the original Crossfire was, or go longer. Right now it seems that Crossfire 2.0 is slated to have a variety of CNN personalities and contributors taking up the “left” and “right” roles on the new version of the political debate show. A CNN standard almost from the begining, Crossfire ran on the network in both daytime and primetime from 1982 until it was cancelled in 2005. Crossfire isn’t the first piece of CNN history Zucker has brought back since taking over in January. The former Today show producer reinstalled James Earl Jones’ traditional “This is CNN” promo voiceover in his first week in his new gig.



I actually don't think it's a bad idea.







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I actually don't think it's a bad idea.


As done by WFB on PBS years ago, great idea. Two opposing views being reasonably debated in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

As done on cable news, terrible idea. Crossfire started the trend of hacks yelling talking points past each other.

I say terrible in terms of addressing the issues. It'll probably get ratings. A segment of the population enjoys that kind of shit, obviously.

ETA, I think Point/Counterpoint on 60 minutes predated Crossfire by a few years.




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Yay more opinion and no actual news!





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Yay more opinion and no actual news!




"A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that while all of the big three cable news networks are increasingly focused on partisan talk and debate, MSNBC far outdistances both Fox News and CNN when it comes to commentary.

The Center’s 2013 State of the News Media report found that opinion accounted for 85 percent of MSNBC’s content, compared to 55 percent at Fox News and 46 percent at CNN."



Looks like CNN will be tryin' harder to catch up !

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I'm rather offended that CNN would use a title like Crossfire which associates it's programming to gun usage. Many innocent people are killed by random gang violence crossfire. No more CNN for me.





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Meh. It'll be a Bawney Fwank type vs. a Nancy Pelosi type debating the "facts", then they'll agree in the end that the Far Left is right after all.





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"Jane, you ignorant slut!..."





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It only really worked with Novak and Kinsley.

Novak's gone.

I can't see myself watching much CNN over the next 30 or 40 years, so it is no skin off my rear.






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Yay more opinion and no actual news!


I'm talking about ratings. Crossfire was the cornerstone of CNN for over a decade.






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"Jane, you ignorant slut!..."


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Novak losses his shit



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