A CNN press release incorrectly announces the departure of Bernard Kalb
from the network's "Reliable Sources" program.
By Kathryn S. Wenner
Despite a press release to the contrary, Bernard Kalb remains with CNN's
"Reliable Sources," although in a less visible capacity--he's no longer
questioning guests, but continues to do his "Back Page" commentary. On
September 7, the network put out a statement saying Kalb would be
stepping down and quoting Lucy Spiegel, CNN vice president and senior
executive producer for weekend public affairs programs, saying "we wish
him all the best as he continues to turn his critical eye on the media."
A CNN spokeswoman says the resignation "was our position on September 7.
We resumed discussions with Bernie" after the events on September 11. "I
think it was a little premature," Kalb says. "They were having
discussions with me" at the time. "I'm going to be continuing the thing
I like the most."###
Kathryn S. Wenner, a former AJR associate editor, is a copy editor at
the Washington Post.