‘Crossfire’ Cancelled — Again — As CNN Pulls Programs And Slashes Staff

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The first time it went out with a bang — this time it went out with a whimper; CNN’s Crossfire is no more. Again. The show had been missing in action for weeks and already some of its co-hosts — Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones — have been popping up as contributors around the network’s landscape. Some staff have been moved to other programs, and the remainder have been encouraged to apply for open positions within the bureau, source say — surprising, given that CNN is in the process of slashing about 300 positions.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Gupta MD is being phased out; Gupta and team will focus on breaking news. Ditto Elizabeth Cohen as the network’s medical unit is restructured — obviously it’s a hot beat right now. CNN Money With Christine Romans is toast; she remains anchor of Early Start and the network’s chief business…

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