MSNBC's "Hardball" to broadcast live from Iowa State

AMES, Iowa -- As part of its nationwide College Hardball Tour, MSNBC's show "Hardball with Chris Matthews" will broadcast live from Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. Matthews' guest for the one-hour show will be U.S. Senator and possible 2008 presidential candidate John McCain. The event is free and open to the public.

Doors will open at Stephens Auditorium at 3:15 p.m. and audience members are asked to be in their seats by 3:30 p.m.

"Hardball" airs nationally on cable network MSNBC. Host Chris Matthews, who is known for his spirited political analysis, also hosts the weekly "The Chris Matthews Show."

The Hardball College Tour has recently visited other campuses including Harvard, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Stanford and others.