WHO: Chuck Todd, NBC News’ political director, and moderator and managing editor of Meet the Press.

WHAT: Annual Presidential Lecture Series at Murray State University – news conference and lecture.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 24, news conference at 4:30 p.m. and lecture at 8 p.m.

WHERE: News conference in Breathitt Room in Pogue Library. Lecture in Lovett Auditorium. Both are located just beyond the corner of 15th Street and Olive Boulevard on campus.

WHY: Presidential Lecture Series brings in internationally/nationally known speakers. 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.

Past Presidential Lecture Series speakers are Bill Nye, Spike Lee, James Carville and Mary Matalin, Ben Stein, Desmond Tutu, Richard Norton Smith, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Benazir Bhutto, Lech Walesa and F.W. deKlerk.

HOW: Media representatives are encouraged to attend both the news conference and the lecture.