Issues 08/20/16
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Dr. John J. McLaughlin died of cancer on August 16 at his home in Washington, D.C. He was born on March 29, 1927, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the beloved son of the late Augustus (Gus) McLaughlin and Eva (Turcotte) McLaughlin. He was the brother of the late Robert A. (Bob) McLaughlin and brother-in-law to the late Elizab...

-John McLaughlin

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We will miss his signature phrases, beginning with Issue One, and ending with Bye-Bye. And we will miss the man, who was always a blast to be around. John was an original, and while there are many imitators, he will never be overtaken. He got there first, and he created something that in its own way is as iconic as The Honeymooners...

-Eleanor Clift

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Before the Group came along, political talk shows tended to be polite interrogations of politicians, authors and other newsmakers. McLaughlin changed that. He bypassed the newsmakers to let us commentators argue about the newsmakers. He further enlivened the conversation by giving his panelists too many topics and too little time ...

-Clarence Page

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Atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale. And forever, brother, hail and farewell....

-Pat Buchanan

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But my enduring memory of the good doctor is very simple: his decency. The McLaughlin Group was always more than the sum of one moderator and four panelists. It was the product of a dedicated and highly skilled family. The panelists came and went, but, led by John and our longtime director, Shelly Schwartz, the show thrived....

-Tom Rogan

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