Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 3, 1994

Television Newsman Marvin Kalb to Give 1994 Kent Lecture
By Sujata Massey

Veteran television correspondent Marvin Kalb will deliver the
Frank R. Kent Memorial Lecture in Journalism Thursday, Oct.
6. Kalb's lecture on the changing role of the news media will
take place at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus. 
     During Kalb's 30-year broadcasting career, he served as
chief diplomatic correspondent and anchor for CBS and NBC,
and is well-known for his work as moderator of "Meet the
Press." Kalb received numerous awards for excellence in
diplomatic reporting, including two Peabody Prizes from the
University of Georgia, the DuPont Prize from Columbia
University, and several Overseas Press Club awards. 
    Kalb now directs Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein
Barone Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, and
is the Edward R. Murrow Professor in press and public policy.
He has a forthcoming book, The Nixon Memo, scheduled for
publication this month. Kalb earned a bachelor's degree at
the City College of New York and a master's degree at Harvard
University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts
and Sciences, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a
senior research associate of the Center for Science and
International Affairs, and a member of the Executive
Committee of Harvard's Russian Research Center. 
    The annual Frank R. Kent Memorial Lecture honors the
former Baltimore Sun journalist who was managing editor for
10 years, and served as the paper's London correspondent in
the early 1920s. He is best remembered as one of the
country's first daily political columnists and was known for
his witty and insightful commentary on national political
issues. His syndicated column appeared in more than 100
newspapers. Kent retired in 1947 and died in 1958. 
    Previous speakers in the Kent Memorial Lecture series
include Russell Baker, Walter Cronkite, Sam Donaldson, David
Halberstam, Ted Koppel, Jane Bryant Quinn and James Reston. 
    Kalb's appearance also launches a public lecture series,
"In the News: Media and Public Opinion," offered through the
School of Continuing Studies Odyssey program. For information
about the class, call 516-4842.
    Admission to the lecture is free, with no reservations
required. For information, call the Office of Special Events
at 516-7157.

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