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The McLaughlin Group 

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.
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John McLaughlin ...  Himself - Host 1,228 episodes, 1982-2016
Eleanor Clift Eleanor Clift ...  Herself 995 episodes, 1987-2018
Pat Buchanan ...  Himself 785 episodes, 1982-2018
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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>

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

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys (2010) See more »

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Shouting Match or Civil Discussion?
2 November 2002 | by consortpinguinSee 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.


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