Crossfire is a current events debate television program that airs on CNN. Its format is designed to present and challenge the opinions of a politically liberal pundit and a conservative pundit. The show initially ran from 1982 to 2005, when it was canceled.
CNN announced on June 26, 2013, that after eight years off the air, a new version of Crossfire would re-launch September 16th, 2013, later moved to September 9. The panelists for the new edition of Crossfire are former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and political commentator S. E. Cupp representing the right and political consultant Stephanie Cutter and advocate Van Jones representing the left.