Is it okay for killer whales, or orcas, to be held in captivity for public appreciation and education or do they belong only in the wild?
In the Crossfire: Tim Zimmermann, Associate Producer of "Blackfish," who believes killer whales should not be kept in captivity, and Director of Conservation for Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium Grey Stafford, who emphasizes the preservation and educational benefits of zoos.
They join hosts Van Jones and Newt Gingrich at 6:30 pm ET to make their case.
We want you to weigh in. Would you take your children to SeaWorld?
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CNN Films presents "Blackfish," which traces the history of killer whales in captivity, particularly the 2010 killing of Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau by a 12,000-pound orca.
Tune in for the premiere of "Blackfish" on CNN tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Author, documentary filmmaker, historian, Speaker of the House (1995-1999), and 2012 Republican presidential candidate
Fmr. Obama Deputy Campaign Mgr. and W.H. Sr. Adviser, founder of Precision Strategies, fmr. Sr. Adviser to Maj. Leader Reid and Sen. Kennedy
Conservative columnist for New York Daily News, contributing editor at Townhall Magazine, commentator and author
Former Special Adviser for Green Jobs under President Obama, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, author and attorney
Crossfire hosted by Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, SE Cupp, and Van Jones airs weeknights at 6:30 pm ET on CNN.
The classic debate program resembles the show's original format with passionate conversation and focus on topical events on the day. The daily, 30-minute program features two hosts and guests each night, discussing a range of issues from all sides of the political and cultural spectrum. In addition to the weekday show the Crossfire co-hosts appear across the network's programming.