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Luncheon address from "An Era of Polarized Politics -- and Does it Matter?" Panelists include Mary Wilson, President, LWV and Marvin Kalb, Senior Fellow, Shorenstein Center, JFK School, Harvard University.

Marvin Kalb, Senior Fellow, Shorenstein Center, JFK School, Harvard University
Marvin Kalb is the Edward R. Murrow Professor Emeritus at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a James Clark Welling Presidential Fellow at The George Washington University. He is also a contributing news analyst on The Fox News Channel and National Public Radio.

Mr. Kalb had a distinguished 30-year broadcast career, working for both CBS News and NBC News, where he served as Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Moscow Bureau Chief, and moderator of Meet the Press. Among his many honors are two Peabody Awards, the DuPont Prize from Columbia University, and more than a half-dozen Overseas Press Club awards. Mr. Kalb was the founding director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

A graduate of the City College of New York, Mr. Kalb has an M.A. from Harvard and was zeroing in on his Ph.D. in Russian history when he left Cambridge in 1956 for a Moscow assignment with the State Department. The following year, he joined CBS News, the last correspondent hired by Edward R. Murrow. Mr. Kalb has authored or co-authored 10 nonfiction books and two best-selling novels. His latest book, The Media and the War on Terrorism (co-edited with Stephen Hess), is the recipient of the 2004 Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism. He is currently absorbed in research for a book on the impact of the Vietnam War on presidential politics and policy.

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