Note to broadcast news media: Washington State University will provide a feed of selected raw video from Spike Lee’s program on campus from 9-9:15 p.m. off of the following satellite and coordinates: C band, Telesat E1 (formerly Anik E1), Transponder 6B (domestic channel 12), polarity vertical, 111.1 degrees W, downlink frequency 3940, audio 6.2/6.8, analog.

A press conference featuring Spike Lee will take place Feb. 4 from 5:15-5:45 p.m. at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Video cameras are not allowed at the press conference. A media pass is needed for access to the press conference. For more information on guidelines for the press conference and the 6 p.m. event, contact Sue Hinz, WSU News Bureau, 509/335-3583,

PULLMAN, Wash. — Filmmaker Spike Lee will speak at Washington State University on Sunday, Feb. 4, as part of Black History Month.

Lee’s talk, in WSU’s Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. His appearance is sponsored by WSU and the University of Idaho.

Lee has established himself as “one of Hollywood’s most important and influential filmmakers in the past decade. He has single-handedly ushered in a climate of newfound respect for African American filmmakers and actors in a business that has historically marginalized their contributions to film,” according to a Lee biography.

Born in Atlanta, Lee grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. A Morehouse College and New York University graduate, he attracted national attention in 1986 with the release of his low-budget film “She’s Gotta Have It,” a financial and critical success.

Tickets for his “An Evening With Spike Lee” — $7 for general admission and $5 for WSU and UI students — are available at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office, online at, and from all G&B Select-a-Seat outlets. Tickets will be $10 at the door.