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
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...
"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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