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Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, August 8, 2005

CNN Suspends Robert Novak After He Walks Off "Crossfire" Set

CNN has suspended commentator Robert Novak "for a while" after he and James Carville exchanged words during a segment of the show "Crossfire" on August 4. Ed Henry, who was moderating the show, apparently tried to ameliorate the situation, but too late--Novak swore and walked off the set. Novak has since apologized to CNN and CNN has expressed its regret to the audience, but it appears Novak will be gone for some time, especially since "Crossfire" has been cancelled. Novak denied that his behavior had anything to do with the Valerie Plame case, or Henry's plan to ask him about it on "Crossfire." Here's CNN's coverage of Novak's apology.  MSNBC covers the story here.

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