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Crossfire Fun Facts

Since its inception in 1982, Crossfire has aired more than 4,000 shows. That's 2000 hours or 119,000 minutes of in-your-face debate.

Here are some Crossfire fun facts -- they're guaranteed to spellbound those high-powered guests at your next dinner party:

• CROSSFIRE guests that have each been on the show more than 20 times

Rep. Charles Rangel          Sen. Don Nickles 
Sen. Trent Lott              Sen. John Breaux
Haley Barbour                Sen. John McCain
Rep. David Dreier            Rep. Vic Fazio
Amb. Bill Richardson         Sen. Alfonse D'Amato
Rep. Dick Armey

• But not all CROSSFIRE guests are from the political world...

Bob Hope                     Charlton Heston
Donna Rice                   Alec Baldwin
Kareem Abdul Jabbar          Rupert Murdoch
Howard Cosell                Bruce Jenner
Dr. Kevorkian                Christopher Reeves
Rush Limbaugh                Tommy Lasorda
Dr. Joyce Brothers           Jessica Hahn

• And CROSSFIRE guest hosts over the years have included...

Marilyn Quayle               Arianna Huffington
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.       John McLaughlin
Jesse Jackson                Robert Dornan
George McGovern              Oliver North

• CROSSFIRE has become such a staple of American culture, that the show has been mentioned, even featured, in movies including...
  "The Birdcage"
  "Grosse Pointe Blank"
And on the small screen:
  The David Letterman Show
  "Saturday Night Live"
  "Mad About You"

• Quotable Quote: President Clinton at a White House Correspondents Dinner:
"...CNN's very first CROSSFIRE. From the left, Alexander Hamilton, from the right, Aaron Burr. Topic -- gun control."

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