The Kalb Report

The Press and the Presidency: It’s Complicated!

June 1, 2015

Kalb HomepageFrom Thomas Jefferson, who maintained that advertisements were the "most truthful part of a newspaper," to Jimmy Carter, who lamented that his ancestors included "thieves . . . and journalists," the relationship between our presidents and the press has been a long and tumultuous affair.

On this edition of The Kalb Report, experts from both sides of the White House gates join moderator Marvin Kalb to discuss the sometimes nasty but always necessary relationship between the president of the United States and the press corps. Guests include former ABC News White House Correspondent Ann Compton; Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry; USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page; former White House press secretary Mike McCurry; and historian Harold Holzer, author of Lincoln and the Power of the Press. Watch now.


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 12th consecutive year, the series is underwritten by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.