Note of August 19, 2016-- PBS will have a special on John McLaughlin starting at 8PM CDT and 7PM MDT.
I have watched the Sabbath gasbags for many years. John McLaughlin was rebroadcast on Sundays and originally on Friday evening at SDPB-TV. The show was often both entertaining and informative. Usually the only real new information came from the liberals he had on his panel. I seldom agreed much with him, but tried not to miss his blasts anyway. He will be missed despite his blustery character....and I do wonder what PBS will find to replace his show. Maybe Charlie Rose can get off CBS with morning celebrity tripe and token "news" and stick to PBS nightly. Actually, there must be a few others who could do a combative panel show better than he. I guess we will soon see...maybe.
John McLaughlin, a former Roman Catholic priest who became an aide to Richard M. Nixon in the White House and parlayed his fierce defense of the president into a television career as host of “The McLaughlin Group,” the long-running Sunday morning program of combative political punditry, died on Tuesday at his home in Washington. He was 89. Source NY Times
Lots more history and information on life and loves of John Mclaughlin at the site. Google did not immediately turn up any info from PBS however.
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