The McLaughlin Group (1982– )

TV Series  |   |  News, Talk-Show

Next Episode
Friday, September 4
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 116 users  
Reviews: 8 user

This PBS news/talk-show presents several journalists involved in spirited discussions of topics in current events. The group is led in round-table discussions by John McLaughlin.

0Check in
0Share...

On TV

Airs Sun. Sep. 06, 11:30 AM on PBS

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 87 titles
created 23 Nov 2011
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The McLaughlin Group (1982– )

The McLaughlin Group (1982– ) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The McLaughlin Group.

Episodes

Next Episode



Most Recent Episode


Friday, August 28
Unnamed Episode dated 28 August 2015
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Add a plot


Previous Episode


Friday, August 21
Unnamed Episode dated 21 August 2015
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Seasons


Years



Unknown  
2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   … See all »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
John McLaughlin ...
 Himself - Host / ... (408 episodes, 1997-2015)
Eleanor Clift ...
 Herself (388 episodes, 2007-2015)
Pat Buchanan ...
 Himself (351 episodes, 2007-2015)
...
 Himself (232 episodes, 2007-2015)
Monica Crowley ...
 Herself (167 episodes, 2007-2011)
Edit

Storyline

This PBS news/talk-show presents several journalists involved in spirited discussions of topics in current events. The group is led in round-table discussions by John McLaughlin. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

News | Talk-Show

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chicago columnist Mike Royko often referred to the show as The McGoofy Group. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Shouting Match or Civil Discussion?
2 November 2002 | by (NH -- the First primary State) – See all my reviews

"The McLaughlin Group" was the first of the political "round table" shows. I like the fact that they address important issues of the day, and that the group members seem to be very well-informed.

However, the show quickly gets on my nerves when the panelists constantly shout and interrupt each other. It seems like none of them ever listen to the other participants. Each of the panelists, especially Mr. McLaughlin, comes across as extremely biased and unwilling to consider any other point of view. I also don't like the episodes when all the panelists hold essentially the same views and gang up on a person in the news. They also condemn individuals who disagree with them in any way. What about the issues? Aren't people entitled to hold an opinion differing from that of the panelists? Why not focus on the issues rather than personalities? Aren't there two sides to every story?

This show sets a bad example by pushing simple answers to complex problems and by drowning out any other opinion than the week's "party line."

I would find civil discussion much more challenging to the viewers. Commentators should encourage people to think for themselves.

How about polite forums on the issues, where all sides are represented and the panelists respect other peoples' right to hold differing opinions. We have freedom of speech in America. But obviously not on this show.


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I the only person under 65 who watches this show? chrisoutfm
White robes + Hood renzelda
Monica Crowley actively deceiving tag8833
The McLaughlin Group farleftist
Buchanan repeating 9/11 box cutter myth Rheli
So tired of Eleanor Clift! BellevueHokie
Discuss The McLaughlin Group (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page