Former Crossfire Producer Randy Douthit Opens Up About the Show’s Impact and Legacy

Randy Douthit is an executive producer and director who has worked on numerous TV show productions. He has been with Crossfire since its inception in 2002 and is widely acknowledged as one of the show’s most successful producers. In his first interview in more than a decade, Douthit discusses the impact and legacy of Crossfire, recounting stories from its earliest days to the present day. “Crossfire was born out of anger,” he says. “But today, it continues to entertain an enormous amount of people on every continent. I think it’s a very well-done product.” Over the past several years, Douthit says that he has received increasing inquiries from journalists wanting to write articles about Crossfire, particularly following the show’s cancelation. He declined all of them until now, believing that there was nothing more to be said about Crossfire.

  1. Randy on What It Takes To Stay at the Top

Randy Douthit has been producing TV for 20 years, and for almost half of that time, he was paying Crossfire. Douthit says that to stay at the top of your field, you must have a passion for what you do. “You have to have a love and an enthusiasm for what you’re doing,” he says. “But to make it work, you must also be tenacious.” He says this motivation is essential when revamping a show like Crossfire amidst political controversies. According to Randy, the initial response to Crossfire’s redesign was overwhelmingly positive, but plenty of work is still needed. “When we first started redesigning Crossfire, it was very different than what it had been,” Douthit says.

  1. The Medium Is the Message

Crossfire is one of the longest-running shows on television. According to Randy Douthit, it is a clear example of how good programming should be done. “Crossfire was born out of anger,” Randy Douthit says. “It was a very different show and informed much of what came after it. It was important because you get people to tune in, watch your show, and understand what you’re saying. But you have to be responsible for what you do.” Douthit says it is not just about being heard but also about being seen. “The medium is the message,” he explains.

Randy Douthit is an executive producer and director who has worked on numerous TV show productions. He has been with Crossfire since its inception in 2002 and is widely acknowledged as one of the show’s most successful producers. In his first interview in more than a decade, Douthit discusses the impact and legacy of Crossfire,…

Randy Douthit is an executive producer and director who has worked on numerous TV show productions. He has been with Crossfire since its inception in 2002 and is widely acknowledged as one of the show’s most successful producers. In his first interview in more than a decade, Douthit discusses the impact and legacy of Crossfire,…