Newt Gingrich opened up to TIME about the prospect of reviving the political talk show "Crossfire" on CNN, telling the magazine that the prospect is "serious enough that I feel comfortable telling you about it."
Gingrich, who is reportedly in talks with CNN to join former Obama campaign adviser Stephanie Cutter in relaunching the program, discussed two recent topics in the news that would make good fodder. From TIME's interview, published on Monday:
“People forget but for the first 10 years it was a very serious program,” he says of the Tom Braden and Pat Buchanan years. “I remember doing it as a junior member — it was a real workout. It was a destination for people to hear both sides discuss serious issues in an entertaining way.”
Musing about potential topics, Gingrich says, “the controversy over the FAA and even Syria would be great Crossfire.”