Tonight, January 28, at 8 p.m. CST President Obama will be giving the 2014 State of the Union address. You can catch it on: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and FOX News. And if that doesn’t work for you, you can also catch it online. It will be streaming live on the White House’s YouTube channel. Plus you can catch the various responses and other news coverage a number of other places on YouTube – for more you can check out this YouTube blog post.
The White House blog has posted that this is arguably the most “accessible and interactive” State of the Union so far. It always helps to have an enhanced experience so you feel like you have a better understanding of what’s being addressed. With this in mind the White House launched a State of the Union page that offers a glimpse behind the scenes and keeps the user updated on what’s going on.
We understand that for some you might not feel compelled to spend your night watching the 2014 State of the Union,
but it is worthwhile to hear this annual address on the state of our nation. It allows the President to present his legislative agenda for the year and explain which areas will be prioritized. For a little more information on what will likely be discussed tonight and why it’s important you can check out the following two posts from the Kennedy School Review blog (this is Harvard Kennedy School’s Public Journal). Here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2.
If you’re curious where most Americans stand on key issues, the Pew Research Center has you covered with this breakdown.
We hope you watch tonight! It will definitely be interesting to follow the address on various social media outlets. It looks like the hashtag to use is #SOTU. You can also follow the White House Twitter account (@WhiteHouse). It’s too cold to go out anyway – and if you watch you’ll have plenty to talk about tomorrow… 😉
P.S. Check out how the State of the Union address broadcast has changed compliments of this NPR blog post.