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Office of News and Information
212 Whitehead Hall / 3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-2692
Phone: (410) 516-7160 / Fax (410) 516-5251

September 12, 1994
CONTACT: Sujata Massey

Marvin Kalb to Give Frank R. Kent
Memorial Lecture on Journalism

Veteran television correspondent Marvin Kalb will deliver the Frank R. Kent Memorial Lecture in Journalism on Thursday, Oct. 6, at The Johns Hopkins University. Kalb's lecture on the changing role of the news media will take place at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Admission is free, with no reservations required. For information, call the Office of Special Events at (410) 516-7157. Kalb's appearance also launches a public lecture series, "In the News: Media and Public Opinion," offered through the Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies Odyssey program. For information about the class, for which a fee is charged, call (410) 516-4842.

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 in October 1994. 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 a former Baltimore Sun journalist. Frank Kent was managing editor of the Sun 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.

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