National Press Club

Marvin Kalb to discuss Vietnam War impact at anniversary observance Nov. 20

September 3, 2014 | By Thomas Young |

Longtime CBS and NBC journalist Marvin Kalb.

Longtime CBS and NBC journalist Marvin Kalb.

Longtime CBS and NBC journalist Marvin Kalb will discuss at the National Press Club on Thursday, Nov. 20, the ways in which the Vietnam War has impacted presidential decision-making in the years since its end.

The event will be part of the nation's official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of major events 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 was the founding director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University. He also hosts the "Kalb Report," a televised program on media ethics and responsibility at the National Press Club.

The National Press 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 NPC's History and Heritage Committee are sponsoring this event, aimed at honoring Vietnam veterans and educating the public about the Vietnam War.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Murrow Room. For questions, contact Thomas Young at