“HARDBALL WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS” HITS THE COLLEGE CIRCUIT FOR A CLOSER LOOK A KEY SENATE RACES IN KENTUCKY, ILLINOIS, AND PENNSYLVANIA msnbc's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" hits the college circuit once again, as the "Hardball Senate Tour" takes a closer look at the senate races in Kentucky, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. With two weeks left until the mid-term elections, Matthews will interview candidates in three of the most hotly contested races about the economy, jobs, and key local issues. On Monday, October 18, Matthews will interview Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway at the University of Louisville. Matthews broadcasts live from the University of Illinois in Chicago on Wednesday, October 20 with guest Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Senate candidate. The “Hardball Senate Tour" visits Temple University in Philadelphia on Thursday, October 21 with Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA), candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania. "Hardball" has a proud tradition since 1999 of college tours from some of America's great universities, including Georgetown University, the University of Southern California, the University of Notre Dame, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Clemson University, Michigan State University, American University and Stanford University. Marquee guests on the Hardball College Tour have included former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sen. McCain, Sen. Clinton, Sen. Obama, Robin Williams and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.