'Crossfire' Could Return to CNN: Will Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter Co-Host?

Reports have already surfaced that CNN plans to resurrect the debate show Crossfire. Now the network is reportedly talking to Newt Gingrich and former Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter to be two of the co-hosts.     

Crossfire was canceled in 2005 after running for 23 years. In 2010 CNN drew from a similar debate formula and paired columnist Kathleen Parker with disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer for the ill-fated Parker-Spitzer, which fizzled out in less than five months.

As the Huffington Post noted, former Crossfire co-hosts cheered the move to resuscitate Crossfire and hoped that it would be formatted like the pre-2002 show, without the live audience. Former co-hosts like James Carville slammed CNN's decision to cancel the show.

However, the reports that Gingrich and Cutter might co-host aren't exactly being met with wild cheers.

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014