My position is that of detective, confessor, vaudevillian, advocate. And devil's advocate.
John J. McLaughlin
I'm proud to be associated with the public policies of Richard Nixon.
Anyone who magnifies the power of a television talk show is very unrealistic.
Journalists can get very pompous, especially in the formalized days of 'Meet the Press,' when they took themselves so damned seriously.
What we showed you was you can have analytic reasoning that can be passionate.
What I want is a clash of ideas, not opinions.
Once citadels of free expression and occasional revolutionary ideas, today many American colleges have endorsed political correctness.
I don't miss being a priest. The fulfillment factor in matrimony is far greater.
I do put my questions in terms of the sharpest polarities of the issue. But I don't want a preponderance of opinion over factual data.
Conflicting views and contrasting ideas are the essence of all great debates throughout history, from the Greeks to the Oxford Union Debating Society. Today, we turn to television for the creative clash of ideas on matters that touch our lives.
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