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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