It's State of the Union Address 2013 time, with the latest speech from President Obama arriving via live stream online and TV Tuesday night. The coverage will take place on multiple channels, with the Bing search engine offering a unique online perspective as well. This address will have a focus on the economy and the two parties working together to solve the current crisis. Additionally, education policy, immigration and gun control are likely to be included in the topics addressed.
The TV Guide website reported on Feb. 12 that President Obama's first address for his second term comes on Tuesday night, and will pre-empt several popular TV shows that normally air. That includes ABC's "Happy Endings," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Vegas" on CBS and NBC's "Go On," "The New Normal" and "Smash." Basically, all major networks will cover the State of the Union Address as well as cable news channels beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday evening.
The State of the Union 2013 live stream will be presented courtesy of Microsoft's Bing. They have a dedicated page set up for the event which will also include a few interesting extras to check out. For example, there will be a real time "audience pulse" measured during the event, as well as social network reaction activity charted as it relates to audience reaction on the major issues. There will also be links provided to important news on politics as well.
As for television coverage, it's pretty much pick a channel tonight. Starting at 9 p.m. EST Roanoke viewers can see the State of the Union 2013 address on local affiliate stations such as WDBJ 7 for CBS, WSLS 10 for NBC, and WSET 13 for ABC.