‘The McLaughlin Group’ returning to public TV this fall

“The McLaughlin Group” is returning to TV.

  • The longtime public TV staple started in 1982 and continued until namesake host John McLaughlin’s death in 2016.
  • A revival aired briefly on ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington, D.C., starting in 2018 before going online only.
  • Now, Maryland Public Television is taking over production of the show.
  • MPT serves the Maryland and Washington market.
  • Tom Rogan is returning as host.
  • Initially, MPT will air the show Fridays at 11:30 p.m. and again Sundays at 11 a.m. starting Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.
  • The show is also slated to go into national distribution through American Public Television starting in January 2020.
  • It will also be offered on unspecified digital platforms.