National Press Club

The Kalb Report: The Fight For Freedom Of The Press

April 8, 2017

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Run time: 90 minutes

The White House has launched an all-out war against the press terming several news organizations, including CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, and The New York Times, the “enemy of the American people,” and their work, “fake news.” The president’s chief strategist has called the press “the opposition party” and has said the media should “keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.”

On Saturday, April 8, CNN anchor Jake Tapper and Washington Post political reporter David Fahrenthold joined Marvin Kalb to discuss coverage of the new administration, the responsibility of the press in a democracy, and life in the crosshairs of Donald Trump’s tweets.

The Kalb Report series is underwritten by a grant from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.