Apr 1 1996

Crossfire: Still Missing a Space on the Left

Geraldine Ferraro on Crossfire

CNN has announced two new hosts to speak “from the left” on Crossfire. While some see an improvement over Crossfire‘s previous “left” hosts–Tom Braden, a former CIA official, and Michael Kinsley, who once promoted Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for president (Time, 5/15/89)–CNN has a long way to go before its left-right debate show represents the whole spectrum. One of the new hosts is Geraldine Ferraro, the former congressmember who was the Democratic nominee for vice president in 1984. While she is fondly remembered by many feminists as the first woman on a major party’s presidential ticket, some of […]