Chuck Todd: "State of the nation: Polling the mood"



Open VISIONS Forum Lecture Series
8 p.m., Monday, September 19, 2011
Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Image: Chuck ToddThe Open VISIONS Forum series at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts begins its stimulating 2011-2012 lecture season with Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent, at 8 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2011. Mr. Todd's lecture is entitled: "State of the Nation: Polling the Mood." Single tickets are $45. Corporate Sponsor is the Artisan Restaurant at the Delamar Hotel, Southport. Moffly Media is the exclusive media partner for Fall 2011 Open VISIONS Forum programming.

With what The Washingtonian calls a "savant-like knowledge of politics," Chuck Todd  has become a fixture in the White House Press Room, 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 has made him one of the most sought-after voices in American political coverage, and his on-air political analysis can be seen almost daily on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and the Today show, and as the co-host of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown." He also edits "First Read," the network's must-read guide to political news and trends in and around our nation's capital, and he is a contributing editor to Meet the Press. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Todd became a frequent contributor to several television news outlets, including C-SPAN's Washington Journal and MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. During the 2004 campaign, he had the rare privilege of moderating one of the few presidential candidate forums in Iowa. Accompanying his extensive media presence is his work as a graduate level professor at the Johns Hopkins University. In December 2005, The Washingtonian featured him in its "Best of" issue in the journalism section, and in 2009, the same magazine named him one of the top 50 journalists covering Washington. In March 2001, George magazine named Todd one of the 50 most influential people in politics.

Todd loves to follow races, issues, and campaigns. He earned practical political experience on initiative campaigns in Florida and various national campaigns based in Washington. When he isn't following politics, he's writing about them. In addition to his frequent op-ed pieces, which have been published by both the New York Times and The Washington Post, Todd often provides sharp political essays for such newspapers as The Atlantic Monthly.

For 14 years, Todd contributed to The Hotline, Washington's premier daily briefing on American politics, eventually serving as editor-in-chief. In those years, he helped to grow the publication beyond just a single daily political exposition. From Hotline Weekly to House Race Hotline to the various morning and afternoon updates, Todd helped make the elite paper the epicenter of politics. During his time with The Hotline, Todd stayed on the cutting edge of publication creations, including The Sports Business Daily in 1994 and two highly acclaimed political websites in 1996.

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit fairfield.edu/quick

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on September 9, 2011

Vol. 44, No. 34