7 Things Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter Could Debate on 'Crossfire'

Downton Abbey recaps, anyone?


Newt Gingrich, left, and Stephanie Cutter, right, have plenty of light topics to chit-chat about.


Dylan Byers over at Politico reports that CNN is in talks with former House speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as well as Stephanie Cutter, Obama adviser and veteran strategist, for a relaunch of its classic, debate-format series "Crossfire." In its previous incarnation, Crossfire pitted liberal and conservative pundits against one another to discuss the political issues of the day, often resulting in television fireworks. According to Byers, it's not clear whether Cutler and Gingrich would face off regularly, or would just appear among a rotation of other guests. Considering that many credit Jon Stewart's takedown for its 2004 cancellation, maybe CNN president Jeff Zucker should consider other, less-charged topics for Gingrich and Cutter to cover.

Such as:

The cast of 'Downton Abbey' (Credit: Courtesy of © Giles Keyte/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE)

1. "Downton Abbey" recaps

 House Speaker Newt Gingrich “wears” K.C., a 50-pound Binturong bearcat from Southeast Asia, on his head, April 5, 1995 at Capitol Hill in Washington. (Joe Marquette/AP)

2. Animals and zoos: ranking the best zoos in the country (We know where Gingrich stands on this.)

In this March 6, 2012 photo former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. (Evan Vucci/AP)

3. The pros and cons of moon colonization

Meghan McCain arrives at Perez Hilton's 31st Birthday Party in West Hollywood, Calif., March 28, 2009. (Matt Sayles/AP)

4. Sexism in the media

A shoe shiner works on the final buffing of a leather dress shoe

5. Fashion trends in fine leather

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6. Reviewing the latest in Civil War literature

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7. Who should be on the next "Celebrity Apprentice"

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