CNN May Put Newt in the Crossfire

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Because no one seems to have an original idea in TV news anymore.

Struggling CNN has been looking at bringing back the show Crossfire.

Which begs the question, if the show was so good...why did it get canceled in the first place?

For you kids out there, Crossfire was a debate show that pitted two pundits -- one liberal, one conservative -- against one another on the political issues of the day. Sounds so exciting doesn't it? 

Word is that CNN is in discussions with failed Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and former Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter about roles on the show.

"They are talking to Cutter and to Gingrich," a source familiar with the discussions said. "[Cutter] is in discussions; Newt is in discussions too," another source confirmed.

Spokespeople with CNN did not respond to a request for comment regarding the news. Both Cutter and a Gingrich spokesperson did not respond to emails requesting confirmation.

Should the talks go through, it is unclear whether the former House Speaker and the former Obama campaign staffer would go head-to-head on a regular basis, or whether they would be part of a rotating cast of co-hosts.

H/T Politico