NPR NEWS OFFERS LIVE STATE OF THE UNION COVERAGE TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 9-11PM (EST), ON-AIR AND ONLINE
January 8, 2016; Washington, D.C. – As President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address, NPR will provide live anchored coverage of the speech as well as the Republican response from Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina. NPR's special coverage with All Things Considered host Audie Cornish will start at 9pm EST/6pm PT on Tuesday, January 12. The broadcast special will air on Member Stations across the country (www.npr.org/stations) and be available at NPR.org, along with reports that unfold key issues, live updates and online resources that offer a deeper understanding of the annual speech.
The NPR News live special broadcast will feature:
- Newsmaker Interviews
- Reports from the Inside: NPR Congressional reporter Susan Davis will file reports and offer analysis live from the House Chamber.
- Analysis: Cornish will be joined in the studio by White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving. White House Correspondent, Tamara Keith will join from Iowa.
Broader online coverage on nprpolitics.org will include:
- Policy 'reality checks' from a team of expert reporters on topic areas like the economy, guns, terror and energy, updating during the speech.
- Reactions from the 2016 presidential candidates.
- Facts, quotes and reactions on social media via @NPRPolitics
- Full transcript of the speech on npr.org
- NPR Politics podcast with analysis of the speech and the reaction.
- Full speech and GOP response available on NPR One.
Leading up to Tuesday night, the NPR Politics team will be reporting online and on the air, some highlights:
- Senior Washington editor Ron Elving will take a historical look at 8th year State of the Union Addresses of the past, comparing previous presidents and their 8th year addresses on Sunday's Weekend Edition.
- National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson will post what to watch for in the State of the Union.
- Congressional correspondent Ailsa Chang will preview the speech on All Things Considered earlier in the day Tuesday and Congressional reaction for Morning Edition Wednesday morning.
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