January 24, 2011
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NPR NEWS OFFERS LIVE COVERAGE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S
STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS, ON-AIR AND ONLINE

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, FROM 9PM TO 11PM (ET)

NPR News will live broadcast and webcast President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 25, from 9PM to 11PM (ET). The special will include the President's full address followed by the Republican response, and analysis from NPR’s Washington reporting team.

NPR News' State of the Union coverage will air on NPR Member stations nationwide, and will also be streamed free and live from NPR.org and from the websites of many stations. For local stations and broadcast times, visit npr.org/stations In addition to the live stream at NPR.org, NPR's reporting team will blog during the speech and provide immediate fact checking and insight into the President's statements.

Michele Norris of the afternoon newsmagazine All Things Considered will host NPR's special coverage. Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson join Norris post-speech for point-by-point analysis of the President's address with NPR correspondents, including John Ydstie on the economy, Scott Horsley on the federal budget, Julie Rovner on health care, Claudio Sanchez on education, Elizabeth Shogren on energy, Tom Gjelten on national security and David Welna on domestic issues. Congressional Correspondent Andrea Seabrook and Reporter Audie Cornish will also provide on-the-scene reports from Statuary Hall.

NPR's coverage of the State of the Union will continue Wednesday with related news and lawmaker reaction airing across all programs. On Morning Edition, listeners will hear a breakdown of the speech and further analysis from NPR reporters.

This special coverage is part of NPR's extensive political reporting from the nation's capital and places across the country. Continuous political news is available online at the politics homepage of NPR.org and the "It's All Politics" blog.