Special Coverage
1:54 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

President Obama's State Of The Union Address Tuesday At 6pm

On Tuesday evening, January 28th at 6pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast NPR's coverage of President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address, and for a different perspective and analysis, the News & Information Service will carry the BBC's coverage of the speech at that same time.

NPR anticipates that income, immigration, and education will be among Obama's key topics.  At this time, the Republicans have not announced who will provide the response, which will be included as part of the coverage.

NPR's live coverage will be anchored by Robert Siegel, with help from White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving.  Analysis will be provided by Ramesh Ponnuru, Senior Editor of National Review magazine, and EJ Dionne, columnist at the Washington Post as well as NPR reporters.

Because of the special coverage, the 6 o'clock hour of All Things Considered on the Classics & News Service, and the rebroadcast of Fresh Air on the News & Information Service will not be heard. We assume the speech, Republic response, and analysis will run far into the next hour as well, and we'll be with the special coverage until each network's conclusion.