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Newt thinks 'Crossfire' reboot will foster 'more positive environment for politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who once got upset because the audience at a presidential debate wasn't allowed to clap for his zingers, is ready for his gig as co-host of CNN's Crossfire reboot.

"The opportunity to help relaunch an American institution, Crossfire, was irresistible," Gingrich wrote in a newsletter this weekend. "Every night for 30 minutes two hosts and one or two guests would take a serious topic and examine it from multiple perspectives."

More from Newt:

If we can bring to CNN the kind of focused dialogue, fact based disagreement, great informed guests, and serious conversation I experienced in the early days of Crossfire, then we will truly contribute to a better American dialogue and a more positive environment for politics and government.

CNN announced last week that Crossfire will return after it ended seven years ago. Other co-hosts for the show will be TheBlaze's S.E. Cupp, liberal pundit Van Jones and Stephanie Cutter, former deputy campaign manager to the Obama 2012 reelection campaign.

Unfortunately for Newt, however, there will once again be no cheering for him as, unlike Crossfire 1.0, there will be no live audience in this Crossfire.


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