Crossfire ’s Carlson forced to eat shoe

Cable News Network's Crossfire co-host Tucker Carlson got a surprise on-camera visit
Wednesday from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) bearing an oversized shoe cake.

The occasion was the announcement that Clinton's new book had sold 1 million

Calrson had said on the show that he would eat his shoes and his tie if the
book sold 1 million copies.

Carlson shared a piece with Clinton and co-host Paul Begala, who, along with
Crossfire's James Carville, had arranged for Clinton's appearance.

Begala thanked the staff for keeping the appearance a secret.

It wasn't clear whether the cake cleared Carlson of the obligation to chow
down on some real leather.

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.