Marvin Kalb: Diplomatic reporter and academic
In over 30 years as a diplomatic reporter at CBS and then NBC, Marvin Kalb spent most of his career amid the world’s political heavyweights. Since leaving the air, he’s turned his attention to scholarship, first as the founding director of Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center and now at the Brookings Institution. His latest book, “Haunting Legacy,’’ examines the effect of the Vietnam War on the presidents in its substantial wake. Kalb recently returned to his old stomping grounds in Cambridge for a reading.