John McLaughlin, Political Talk-Show Host, Dies at 89

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  • His rowdy programs ushered in an era of brawling cable pundits
  • The PBS television show ‘The McLaughlin Group’ debuted in 1982

John McLaughlin during an interview on April 23, 1991.

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John McLaughlin, the U.S. talk-show host whose rowdy panel discussions on political issues entertained television viewers for more than 30 years and drew comparisons to professional wrestling, has died. He was 89.

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