Jim McLaughlin produced CBS News coverage of the world of Arts and Entertainment during a period of more than 25 years.

Jim with Bob FosseJim interviewing the legendary Bob Fosse

CBS THIS MORNING, CBS EARLY NEWS and, beginning with the legendary Charles Kurault and continuing through many years with the other Charlie, Charles Osgood, at CBS SUNDAY MORNING…arguably America's premiere broadcast on arts, entertainment, human interest, style, politics, health and science.

Hundreds of features later, McLaughlin left to take a new direction: producing and consulting on a variety of projects that use and enhance the CBS experience. Documentary features such as "Art and Outrage," a look at censorship of the arts in America, consultant for the American Theatre Wing's television program, "Working in the Theatre" and producer/director of the current nationally syndicated special, "OH WHAT A NIGHT: The Story of JERSEY BOYS."

Over the years, he produced highly regarded lengthy features on musicians and composers, legends and lyricists, performers, clowns and countless celebrities.

 

Oh, What A Night the storu of  Jersey Boys

A documentary produced for Dodger Theatricals

 

Meryl Streep, Hugh Jackman, Katharine Hepburn, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Elaine Stritch, Bernadette Peters, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Stoppard, Liza Minnelli, Betty Buckley, Larry Kramer, Tony Kushner, Andrea Marcovicci, Barbara Cook, Patti Lupone, Keith Lockhart, Mstislav Rostropovich, Lena Horne, Yanni, DeeDee Bridgewater among many others. There were also numerous stories on theatrical productions and films.

Jim had a wonderful time and successful outcome working with artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude for WRAPPED REICHSTAG, Berlin and THE GATES, New York and, over a period of two years produced reports on the building of THE GETTY in Los Angeles seen through the eyes of The Getty's architect Richard Meier.

With Genn Close on the setOn the set with Glenn Close

Dancers and choreographers were specialties: Bill T. Jones, his company and his masterpiece, STILL/HERE from workshop to world premiere in Lyons, France… Paul Taylor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp.

Live statues on Broadway"Art and Outrage" promotion in Times Square

 

 

 

 

 

 

He covered the Oscars, the Tony's and the EMMYS,the Golden Globes, the CMA's and the GRAMMY Awards. He covered the Cannes Film Festival with Gene Siskel and was the producer on lead pieces for CBS THIS MORNING's week on the Riviera.

Jim holds a Master of Arts of Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and a Bachelor of Arts in English from LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY.

New York City's Greenwich Village is home.