After 28 years and 103 programs, the longest-running and most successful long-term project in National Press Club history, The Kalb Report public broadcasting series, comes to a close this spring as moderator Marvin Kalb and his long-time friend and fellow network news correspondent Ted Koppel look back, around and ahead at the challenges for both journalism and our democracy.
The program, recorded in November, premiered on Maryland Public Television on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., with an encore presentation Sunday, April 23, at 4 p.m.
In the series finale, the 92-year-old Kalb reflects on his broadcast news career that stretches back to 1957 as Koppel turns the tables on him and becomes the interviewer. They explore the symbiotic state of American democracy and the press from the Cold War to the War on Truth. Interwoven into the program are video excerpts and photographs from past Kalb Reports, as well as of Kalb as he reported for CBS News in the eras of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite.