January 22, 2007
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Leah Yoon, NPR
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NPR NEWS OFFERS LIVE MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE
OF PRESIDENT BUSH’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

AIRS TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 9PM ET



Washington, D.C.; January 22, 2007; – NPR News will offer a live broadcast and audio streaming of President Bush’s State of the Union Address and the Democratic response on Tuesday, January 23 starting at 9pm ET. Michele Norris, host of All Things Considered, anchors the special news coverage with NPR correspondents, political analysts and members of Congress providing analysis of a number of key themes in the President’s address. This will be the first State of the Union Address to a Democratic Congress in 12 years.

The following morning, Steve Inskeep, host of Morning Edition will offer additional coverage with post-address analysis and up-to-the-minute news generating from the nation’s Capitol.

In addition to offering a live audio stream of NPR’s complete coverage, www.NPR.org will also provide a comprehensive look at the President’s address, analysis and reaction from key members of Congress, and additional audio clips.

The special broadcast continues the NPR News tradition of producing special programming for important news, including nine consecutive hours of live election night coverage of the mid-term elections, President Bush’s press conference announcing Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation, and the confirmation hearings of Samuel Alito and John Roberts to the Supreme Court as well as the hearings for Robert Gates to be Secretary of Defense.