CNN Lets 'Crossfire' Host Carlson Go By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK - CNN said goodbye to pundit Tucker Carlson on Wednesday, and
January 4, 2005

CNN Lets 'Crossfire' Host Carlson Go

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK - CNN said goodbye to pundit Tucker Carlson on Wednesday, and with him likely the "Crossfire" program that has been the granddaddy of high-volume political debate shows on cable television. CNN will probably fold "Crossfire" into its other programming, perhaps as an occasional segment on the daytime show "Inside Politics," said Jonathan Klein, who was appointed in late November as chief executive of CNN's U.S. network. Klein on Wednesday told Carlson, one of the four "Crossfire" hosts, that CNN would not be offering him a new contract. Carlson has been talking with MSNBC about a prime-time opening replacing Deborah Norville. (hat tip manzano3)

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