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'hardball' at georgetown

Chris Matthews’s MSNBC show ‘Hardball‘ is broadcasting tonight from Georgetown University. The theme of tonight’s program is “The Road to War,” and guest panelists include Peter Arnett (formerly of CNN), Bill Arkin (military analyst), and Gens. Barry McCaffrey and Wayne Downing.

The broadcast is part of the ‘Hardball’ College Tour, where the show broadcasts from a different college / university every week. At each stop, a student is picked to sit in the ‘Hardball’ Hot Seat and answer a series of trivia questions about politics and history. (Unfortunately for me, the Hot Seat is limited to undergrads.)

I didn’t win the campus lottery for a seat onstage, so I’ll be standing in line in the cold in hopes of getting a seat in the auditorium tonight. (I get out of class at 6:05 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Broadcast starts at 9 p.m.)