Kentucky journalist Al Smith will give this year's Centre College Distinguished Press Lecture. Speaking on "Presswork in Kentucky: Pistols, Preachers and Politicians," Smith's free lecture will take place 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Weisiger Theatre on campus.
The event is free and open to the public.
An engaging media personality known throughout Kentucky, Smith is the host/producer of the television show Comment on Kentucky, now in its 30th year and Kentucky Educational Television's longest-running show. On the program, Smith and his guests provide insight into the inner workings of Kentucky's political, educational, agricultural and business affairs.
Tom McKune, assistant to the dean of the college and director of advising at Centre, comments, "Al Smith and Comment on Kentucky have been a part of my weekly education since I became a Kentuckian two decades ago. His wise council and long-term political perspective on issues are a must for anyone who cares about the future of the Commonwealth."