A weekly guide to the politics and personalities governing the U.S. today, THE MCLAUGHLIN GROUP is non-partisan political debate worth watching. Intellectual honesty and argument are the touchstones of the series, which, after John McLaughlin's death in 2016, has been rebooted with host Tom Rogan and panelists Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift and Clarence Page. For over three decades, host John McLaughlin brought viewers the sharpest minds, the best sources and the hardest talk. King's College graduate and Washington D.C. columnist Tom Rogan continues in his mentor's footsteps as the program's host - the good doctor sometimes referred to Tom on air as "the boy." The series' panelists are friends who enjoy political disagreement, intellectual battle and good-natured humor. A three-time candidate for U.S. President, Pat Buchanan served as an adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and as director of White House Communications under President Ronald Reagan. He is joined by Eleanor Clift, a Washington correspondent for The Daily Beast, reporting on the 2000s presidential elections. The program's third panelist, Clarence Page is a Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator for the Chicago Tribune and a regular panelist on Black Entertainment Television's weekly news panel program Lead Story.