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Marvin Kalb Discusses His New Memoir at Politics and Prose

Event Date:

October 21, 2017 | 1:00 PM EDT


Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20008

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Marvin Kalb, resident senior adviser at the Pulitzer Center, has covered U.S. foreign policy for...

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Join legendary journalist Marvin Kalb on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC, for a discussion of his newly published memoir, "The Year I was Peter the Great: 1956 Khrushchev, Stalin's ghost, and a young American in Russia." 

In 1956, Kalb first travelled to Russia as a diplomatic attaché, during a time of the anti-communist uprising, and followed by Khrushchev's denunciation of Stalin. In this memoir, he speaks about everything from intrigue to ice-cream diplomacy, documenting the unpredictable nature of the Soviet Union under Khrushchev.

Kalb was the last journalist recruited by Edward R. Murrow to join CBS News, becoming part of the second generation of "Murrow Boys," and spent 30 years reporting for CBS and then NBC.  

He is the founding director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. Kalb is currently a senior adviser to the Pulitzer Center and senior nonresident fellow at Brookings Institute.