The Kalb Report: “We the People…”

NPR’s Nina Totenberg, NBC News’ Pete Williams and CBS News Legal Analyst Jonathan Turley to Discuss Political Division and the U.S. Constitution at National Press Club, Dec. 4

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 12, 2019)—Is America headed for—or perhaps already in—a constitutional crisis fueled by highly partisan politics? Is this endangering our democracy? If so, where do we go from here?

The first forum in the 26th season of The Kalb Report (and the 100th program in the series) will tackle these questions as well as examine who we are as a country today, how we are influencing the world and whether the current administration is an anomaly or represents a dramatic shift in our ideology.Continue Reading

The Kalb Report: Dealing with the Donald Trump Reality Show

Is Donald Trump good for ratings while being bad for journalism?

Nearly two years into the current administration, journalists are still struggling to determine how to cover this president who has broken all the rules of communicating with the people and who is fighting to undercut the legitimacy of any news organization that dares to criticize him.Continue Reading

Trump’s Criticism Becomes “Background Music” as Times and Post Push for Truth, Executive Editors Say

While reporting on President Trump can be challenging as he demeans critical stories about him, often calling them fake, the executive editors of two of the nation’s leading newspapers told a National Press Club audience recently that it can be done, but only by maintaining high standards and not snapping at the president’s bait.

“If you tell the truth, if you’re accurate, if you’re aggressive, and you’re fair, and you hold onto your principles, I think in the end, that’s the only way you can cover him,” New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet told moderator Marvin Kalb on the latest edition of “The Kalb Report.”Continue Reading