'Crossfire' to Debut Sept. 16

CNN's revived Crossfire will debut Sept. 16 at 6:30-7, taking up a half-hour of what had been the two-hour Situation Room hosted by Wolf Blitzer.

Blitzer will add hosting duties to an hour of Newsroom from 1-2 p.m. beginning Sept. 16 as well. Finally, Andersoon Cooper will host AC 360 Later, a new version of Anderson Cooper's prime time show that will debut at 10 p.m. prominently featuring a panel discussion with newsmakers and a "special guest" each night.

Crossfire features Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter. S.E. Cupp and Van Jones. It is a reincarnation of the long-running CNN show that featured, among others Tucker Carlson, James Carville, Paul Begala and Robert Novak.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.