RIP John McLaughlin (1927-2016)

The sad news for public broadcasting viewers today is that longtime The McLaughlin Group host John McLaughlin passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 89.

According to a post on the program’s Facebook page: “As a former jesuit priest, teacher, pundit and news host, John touched many lives. For 34 years, The McLaughlin Group informed millions of Americans. Now he has said bye bye for the last time, to rejoin his beloved dog, Oliver, in heaven. He will always be remembered.”