Eleanor Clift delivered a fine eulogy to McLaughlin.
Particularly in the Nineties and early Aughts I watched the show avidly. In places I lived, primarily Oklahoma, the show aired at 2 p. m. on Sunday afternoon. I would come home from lunch and watch just before taking my Sunday afternoon nap.
Though McLaughlin pioneered the entertaining, combative talking head show that has become such a sad fixture of American discourse, his show was always smarter and the combat was between intellects and their ideas.