National Press Club

Marvin Kalb to analyze Vietnam legacy, presidential decisions Nov. 20

October 1, 2014 | By Tom Young | tyoungmail@aol.com

Marvin Kalb will discuss the ways in which the Vietnam War has impacted presidential decision-making at the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

Marvin Kalb will discuss the ways in which the Vietnam War has impacted presidential decision-making at the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

Longtime CBS and NBC journalist Marvin Kalb will discuss the ways in which the Vietnam War has impacted presidential decision-making at the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

The discussion will take place in an interview format, with questions posed by Club President Myron Belkind, History and Heritage Committee Chairman Gil Klein and Post 20 Commander Ken Dalecki. The event is free and open to the public.

The evening is part of the official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of major developments in the Vietnam War. Kalb is the author of two books on the subject -- "The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored" and Betrayed" and "Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama."

Kalb is the founding director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, and he hosts the Kalb Report, a program on media ethics and responsibility that is filmed at the National Press Club.

The Club's American Legion Post 20 has joined as a commemorative partner with the Department of Defense’s official Vietnam anniversary program. Post 20 and the Club's History and Heritage Committee are sponsoring this event, which is designed to honor Vietnam veterans and educate the public about the Vietnam War.