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The Kalb Report

Sunday Talk: Donald Trump and the Press


November 9, 2015

For more than 60 years, Americans have turned to network television on Sunday morning for intelligent, insightful discourse on issues of politics and public policy. A proud history, however, does not guarantee future success in a digital world and a dramatically changing television landscape. On this edition of the The Kalb Report, moderator Marvin Kalb explores the past, present, and future of Sunday talk with the hosts of the two highest-rated and longest-airing public affairs programs: Chuck Todd of NBC's Meet the Press and John Dickerson of CBS's Face the NationWatch now.

Meet the Press first aired in 1947, when the country was just two years removed from World War II and Harry S. Truman was in the White House. Face the Nation was created by legendary CBS President Dr. Frank Stanton and first aired in 1954, just a year after the end of the Korean War, during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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The Kalb Report is a series of forums on ethics and excellence in journalism co-produced by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, University of Maryland University College, the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, Harvard's Shorenstein Center, and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at University of Maryland.

For the 13th consecutive year, the series is underwritten by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.