MURRAY, Ky. — Chuck Todd, NBC News’ political director and the moderator and managing editor of Meet the Press, will be the speaker for Murray State University’s 2015 Presidential Lecture Series. The event is scheduled for next week on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium on campus.

Admission to the lecture is free. MSU students, faculty and staff, and the general public are encouraged to attend. The auditorium is located at the corner of 15th Street and Olive Boulevard.

Meet the Press is NBC’s flagship Sunday morning public affairs program and the longest running broadcast in television history. Journalist Chuck Todd is the face of the well-respected show and a self-described political junkie. Todd has earned a reputation as one of the most passionate journalists and sharpest analysts in American media. When he was appointed to Meet the Press, influencers and competitors praised him as “a tireless reporter” with “an encyclopedic knowledge of politics” and the ability to “break down barriers and get people off of their talking points.” With what The Washingtonian calls a “savant-like knowledge of politics,” Todd has become a fixture in the White House pressroom, a steady and constant presence on television, and a tireless voice on the campaign trail. His up-to-the-minute poll analysis and insightful commentary have made him one of the most sought-after voices in American political coverage.

The Presidential Lecture Series is sponsored by the Student Government Association, the president’s office and the MSU Foundation.

Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd
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