April 13, 2004
The renowned journalist Bernard Kalb will be one of the featured speakers at the Wyman Institute’s May 16 conference, as part of the panel on “American Media Coverage of the Holocaust.”
Bernard Kalb has traveled the globe for more than three decades as a correspondent covering world affairs for CBS News, NBC News and the New York Times. He was the founding anchor and a panelist on the weekly CNN program Reliable Sources for a decade. Kalb also served as assistant secretary of state for public affairs and as a spokesman for the State Department from 1984-1986. He is co-author, with his brother Marvin Kalb, of two books: Kissinger, and The Last Ambassador, a novel about the collapse of Saigon in 1975.
He has served as a Senior Fellow at Columbia University’s Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, won a Council on Foreign Relations fellowship, and received the Overseas Press Club Award for his CBS television documentary, Viet Cong, based on his many years of reporting the war in Vietnam.
Also appearing on the May 16 panel with Bernard Kalb will be Prof. Laurel Leff of Northeastern University, author of the forthcoming book Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper (to be published by Cambridge University Press) and Benyamin Korn, associate director of the Wyman Institute and former executive editor of the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent and the Miami Jewish Tribune.