For nearly 40 years, John McLaughlin never missed a weekly installment of his beltway punditry show, "the McLaughlin Group", on PBS stations.
John missed his broadcast for the first time, last weekend. He died today.
John McLaughlin was an American television personality and political commentator. He created, produced, and hosted the political commentary series The McLaughlin Group. Wikipedia
Born: March 29, 1927, Providence, RI
Died: August 16, 2016
Political party: Republican Party
Movies and TV shows: The McLaughlin Group, Mission: Impossible
Spouse: Clara McLaughlin (m. 1997–2010), Ann McLaughlin Korologos(m. 1975–1992)
Education: Columbia University, Boston College
In 1991, John McLaughlin opened Saturday Night Live with a great skit, spoofing the McLaughlin Group. Dana Carvey, Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Phil Hartman, and Mike Meyers were also in the skit.
Watch the skit, here: http://www.dailymotion.com/
John McLaughlin had an excellent sense of humor. When he was being roasted, he would join in and mock even more blatantly than the rest.
Watch Dana Carvey mimic John... Then see the shocking conclusion on live TV.
In Pop culture, perhaps the highest compliment one can attain is to be the subject of an SNL spoof.