As one of the rotating co-hosts of CNN's Crossfire (1982 to 2005) representing the conservative view, Tucker Carlson, now editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, surely has some advice for the four newbies who will co-host the show's revival.
But even if he does, you won't hear about it in public.
"Sorry I missed this," Carlson wrote TheBlaze in an email Thursday, a few hours after we asked whether he could offer the new co-hosts any tips. "I've been on Mackinac Island without cell service. Not that I could have answered this question anyway. But I'm sorry not to get back to you."
(Sounds like a nice vacation spot.)
Carlson is also one of the weekend co-hosts of Fox News' Fox and Friends. Maybe that's why he can't talk about a show on a competing network.
CNN announced this week that Crossfire will return to the cable channel. Co-hosts for the show will be conservative commentator S.E. Cupp, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, liberal pundit Van Jones and Stephanie Cutter, former deputy campaign manager to the Obama 2012 reelection campaign.
Noteworthy: The first run for the show ended shortly after this famous exchange between Carlson and Comedy Central's Jon Stewart.
TheBlaze also reached out to Paul Begala, another co-hosts of the first Crossfire, for comment.