Pat Buchanan is co-host of Crossfire, CNN's popular
political debate program. Crossfire is now celebrating its
15th year on the air. Government officials, political
candidates, scholars and social activists appear nightly to
take part in a dialogue that focuses on the day's top news
story. Buchanan alternates weekly with John Sununu on the
right while Geraldine Ferraro and Bill Press represent the
left side of the issues. Crossfire airs live from
Washington weeknights at 7:30 PM (ET).
Buchanan joined Crossfire at its inception in 1982. He
co-hosted the program for nearly three years before leaving
to join the Reagan administration as White House
Communications Director in early 1985. He returned to
Crossfire in November of 1987 and served as co-host until
his leave of absence to campaign for President in 1991.
Buchanan returned to Crossfire in February 1993 and remained
as Crossfire co-host until his recent leave of absence in
February 1995 to campaign for President.
In addition to working in the Reagan White House,
Buchanan spent eight years, from 1966 to 1974, with Richard
Nixon, serving at various times as senior political analyst,
press secretary, speech writer and executive assistant. He
helped prepare Spiro Agnew's 1969 speech attacking the media
and Nixon's announcement of the U.S. invasion of Cambodia.
His six hours of testimony before the Watergate
investigative committee was characterized by Newsweek
magazine as a "post-graduate seminar in advanced political
strategy and tactics."
Between serving presidents, Buchanan was a syndicated
columnist with the Chicago Tribune-New York News Service.
His career began at The St. Louis-Globe-Democrat where he
worked as an editorial writer.
He is the author of three books, "Right from the
Beginning," "The New Majority" and "Conservative Votes,
Buchanan is an honors graduate of Georgetown University
and holds a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate
School of Journalism.