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The Kalb Report: 45 Words

A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justices
Antonin Scalia and 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
on the First Amendment

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Kalb Report: 45 Words

About the Program:

One sentence, just 45 words in length, proclaims and promises the freedoms that define American democracy. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition one’s government. It is the duty of the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States to interpret the constitution and to rule on the legality of legislation.
On this edition of The Kalb Report, Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg join journalist/scholar Marvin Kalb to offer their views of those 45 words in a rare glimpse behind the gavel and inside one of our nation’s vital branches of government.

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The Kalb Report:

A Conversation on Freedom
with New York Times Columnist
Thomas L. Friedman

Monday, February 10, 2014

Thomas Friedman

About the Program:

As the fall-out from Edward Snowden’s leak to the media of the U.S. government’s massive surveillance programs—including recent court rulings involving the constitutionality of these programs—continues to reverberate around the world, moderator Marvin Kalband guest Thomas L. Friedman, the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Timescolumnist and author, discuss the evolving intersection of national security and freedom of the press.

November 22, 1963

A Conversation with Dan Rather on a Presidency,
a Legacy and a Day that Changed America

Friday, November 22, 2013

Dan Rather on The Kalb Report

About the Program:

On November 22, 1963 time stood still as the nation and the world grappled with the sudden and tragic loss of an extraordinary leader. Now 50 years since that fateful day, we remember the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

Dan Rather was on the scene in Dallas that day, reporting for Walter Cronkite and CBS News, and helped break the story we could not bear to hear. On the next Kalb Report, two legends of journalism, Dan Ratherand Marvin Kalbdiscuss reporting the unthinkable and the profound impact of the events of that tragic day.

Remembering a March, a Movement
and a Dream

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Civil rights march on Washington

About the Program:

Fifty years after the historic March on Washington, moderator Marvin Kalb and a distinguished panel of civil rights legends, journalists and scholars explore the movement that changed the nation, the role of the press in the struggle, and how the lessons learned can be applied in the digital age.

As witness to history, Mr. Kalb was on the National Mall covering the event, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech, for Walter Cronkite and CBS News. Joining Mr. Kalb are NAACP Chairman Emeritus  Julian Bond, U.S. Congressman  John Lewis, Ambassador  Andrew YoungPBS NewsHour Anchor  Gwen Ifill, Morehouse College President  Dr. John Wilson, and journalist  Dorothy Gilliam, the first African American woman hired as a reporter at  The Washington Post (1961-1965).

The Kalb Report

The Kalb Report - A Series of Forums on Ethics and Excellence in Journalism

The 20th season of The Kalb Report focuses on "Why Journalism Matters in the Digital Age."  The series, moderated by Marvin Kalb, is jointly produced by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, The George Washington University, Harvard University, University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.  The series is underwritten by a grant from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

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Meet The Host:

Marvin Kalb is the Edward R. Murrow Professor Emeritus at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is also a contributing news analyst for National Public Radio and Fox News Channel. In addition, he is frequently called upon to comment on major issues of the day by many of the nation's other leading news organizations.

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