CNN recently re-launched their classic debate series “Crossfire” with a new lineup. Each week, Yale-educated attorney and two time New York Times best-selling author Van Jones faces off with Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter on the hottest political issues of the moment. Check a clip of Jones & Cupp going toe-to-toe on the issue of Paula Deen’s infamous n-word apology:
On the show Mr. Jones, an outspoken political commentator with a long track record of activism and deep community involvement, continues to break down his views on the current political climate while highlighting his unique perspective.
The original “Crossfire,” which aired weeknights from 1982 to 2005, examined political and social issues in a televised debate. Check out this vintage clip from a 1984 debate with activist Angela Davis.
Hopefully with Van’s commentary and influence, “Crossfire” will be able to crank out more cutting edge moments like that one. Have you been watching?