Martin Duggan dies; Globe-Democrat editor, ‘Donnybrook’ host

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Martin Duggan, longtime editorial page editor of the old St. Louis Globe-Democrat and host for 23 years of the local TV public affairs show ``Donnybrook,'' has died.

Duggan died Wednesday at his home an undisclosed cause, according to KETC-TV, the St. Louis public TV station that airs ``Donnybrook.'' He was 93.

Duggan was known for conservative editorials until losing his job when the Globe-Democrat was sold in 1984.

On ``Donnybrook,'' he served as ``provocateur,'' host and producer from the show's inception in 1987 until retiring in 2009. The show won two Emmys and was often the highest-rated locally produced public affairs program on public television under Duggan's guidance.

Duggan is survived by his wife of 73 years, Mae, three sons and a daughter. Another son died in 1978.

“Marty Duggan was a strong Conservative voice. I benefited from his friendship and advice from the first time I walked into his office at the Globe-Democrat until the last time we talked. He and Mae set a great example for family, faith, and freedom.” said Senator Roy Blunt.

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