NBC News, ABC News, CBS News and CNN Announce State of the Union Coverage


Live from Washington, anchors Wolf BlitzerAnderson Cooper and Jake Tapperwill lead the network’s comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s sixth State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 20, beginning at 7p.m. CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront will kick off the evening’s coverage live from Capitol Hill.

The Republican response, delivered by Sen. Joni Ernst (IA), will follow the President’s address.

Throughout the evening, news and commentary will be provided by Gloria BorgerJohn KingMichael Smerconish, along with the network’s political contributors. Jim Acosta will provide updates from the White House and Dana Bash will report live from the halls of the U.S. Capitol. Tom Foreman will offer a reality check of the President’s remarks live from the virtual studio. The entire evening’s analysis can also be viewed at CNN.com/go by logging in through a cable or satellite provider.

The freshly redesigned CNN.com and mobile app will concurrently host enterprise analysis and live coverage of the evening, including a social stream onCNNPolitics.com with commentary and interactive gaming. CNN’s social media accounts will engage with viewers using the #CNNSOTU hashtag, and Peter Hamby’s Hambycast will stream live on CNN.com beginning at 8:30 p.m.

CNN will also incorporate Microsoft’s Bing Pulse into its coverage, offering viewers the ability to give real-time feedback on the President’s speech.

CNN International will simulcast both the Presidential address and the Republican response.

On CNN en Español beginning at 8:30 p.m., Juan Carlos López will offer special coverage from Havana, joined by Ione Molinares from Washington. Following the speech, Fernando del Rincón will host a special edition of Conclusiones with the Republican response in Spanish.

In addition, a CNN/ORC International poll will be released during the 11 p.m. hour on the favorability of the President and the GOP.


On Tuesday, January 20, NBC News will provide complete coverage and analysis of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response from Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA). The broadcast will begin at 9:00pm ET (6:00pm PT) across the NBC television network and will stream live on NBCNews.com.

“NBC Nightly News” anchor and managing editor Brian Williams will anchor live from Washington, DC, joined on set by “Meet the Press” moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, NBC News senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing, and NBC News senior political analyst Joe Scarborough. The coverage will also feature NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker, “Noticiero Telemundo” anchor Jose Diaz-Balart, and NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O’Donnellinside the House chamber.

Beginning at 8:45pm ET, Brian Williams and the NBC News team will host a pre-speech live stream on NBCNews.com. Throughout the speech, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Chris Jansing and others will answer viewers’ questions on the Meet the Press Facebook page.

On Twitter, @NBCNews will live-tweet the address and the NBC News political unit will post real-time analysis using the hashtag #NBCPolitics. The network will also feature curated social media reporting on air from NBC News journalists and notable voices.

Video highlights of the speech will be posted on Instagram, and social media data from across Facebook, Twitter, and various other social platforms will be analyzed on NBCNews.com. The full speech and highlight clips will be posted on NBCNews.com following the event.


David Muir to Anchor World News Tonight from Washington, DC and Report from Capitol Hill Throughout the Night

ABC News Will Broadcast President Barack Obama’s Address Along with the Republican Response on January 20 at 9:00 P.M., ET on the ABC Television Network

ABC News Digital Will LiveStream the State of the Union and GOP Response and Provide Special Coverage Starting at 8:45 P.M., ET Anchored by Nightline’s Byron Pitts

ABC News will broadcast President Barack Obama‘s State of the Union address with coverage led by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos live from Washington, D.C. Following the address, ABC will carry the Republican response. Network coverage begins on Tuesday, January 20 at 9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.

World News Tonight Anchor David Muir will broadcast the evening news program from Capitol Hill and report throughout the night on major topics before and after the State of the Union address and Republican response.

The ABC News political team including Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz with report on the latest news and developments with analysis by ABC News Political Analyst Cokie Roberts and Contributors Matthew DowdNicolle Wallace and Donna Brazile.

At 12:35 P.M. ET Nightline will feature the highlights from the address. The next morning Stephanopoulos will anchor Good Morning America from D.C., covering the main points from the address and GOP response.

ABC News Digital will livestream the President’s State of the Union address, the Republican response and ABC News’ coverage on ABCNews.com, Yahoo! News, GoodMorningAmerica.com, ABC News’ iPad, iPhone and Windows 8 apps, Apple TV and ABC affiliate websites. ABC’s correspondents will provide in-depth reporting, analysis and video updates all evening at ABCNews.com.

An ABCNews.com pre-show will begin at 8:45 p.m., ET, anchored by Nightline‘s Byron Pitts. Following ABC News television coverage, a fifteen-minute post-show roundtable hosted by Raddatz and Karl will stream online.

WATCH LIVE COVERAGE HERE: http://abcnews.go.com/Live/

Additionally, ABC News has partnered with Facebook to display on screen exclusive, real-time information about what’s trending on the platform during the president’s speech across various demographics.

ABC News Radio will provide coverage of the State of the Union address and the Republican response from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., ET, anchored by ABC News correspondent Aaron Katersky. ABC News correspondent Steven Portnoy will report from the Capitol with ABC News Contributor Ann Compton and ABC News Analysts Steve Roberts and Trey Hardin from D.C. Before the address, ABC News Radio will present a one-hour preview at 8:00 p.m., ET that discusses expected topics of President Obama’s speech.

ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will be offering analysis with Cokie Roberts, and reporting from ABC News Correspondents Susan Saulny and Karen Travers from Capitol Hill for over 200 ABC affiliates and partners.


CBS News announces multi-platform coverage plans for President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address and the Republican Response on Tuesday, Jan. 20 on the CBS Television Network.


CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley leads the coverage beginning at 9:00 PM, ET and will be joined by:

  •  Bob Schieffer, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent and Anchor of FACE THE NATION
  •  Norah O’Donnell, CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host
  •  Major Garrett, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent
  •  Nancy Cordes, CBS News Congressional Correspondent
  •  John Dickerson, CBS News Political Director


The CBS News team will appear on CBSN in the 8:00 PM, ET hour to preview the Network’s primetime coverage.


Pelley anchors the CBS EVENING NEWS (6:30-7:00 PM, ET) live from Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Jan. 20 andWednesday, Jan. 21.

Pelley conducts the first joint interview with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) since the new session of Congress convened earlier this month. An excerpt of that interview will be broadcast Thursday, Jan. 22 on the CBS EVENING NEWS.


O’Donnell anchors CBS THIS MORNING (7:00-9:00 AM) live from Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 21.


Pelley’s full interview with Boehner and McConnell is scheduled to be broadcast Sunday, Jan. 25 on 60 MINUTES (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT).


CBSN coverage begins at 8:00 PM, ET; will stream the Network’s special coverage live at 9:00 PM, ET and provide live, anchored coverage following the simulcast; and will repeat the primetime broadcast at 11:00 PM, ET. CBSN is available on CBSNews.com and its mobile website, key connected TV devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku Players and Roku TV, and the CBS News apps for iOS and Windows 8.1.


CBSNews.com will provide coverage throughout the day.


CBS Radio News provides live, anchored coverage at 9:00 PM, ET available to the Network’s 580 affiliates, as well as on a web stream and apps for iPhone and Android devices.

About Tyler

Tyler is the chief media reporter for TKNN, with the news organization since its founding in November of 2010. He has previously served as chief political reporter and chief political anchor for TKNN.

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