If you’ve been asking yourself what time is the State of the Union tonight, you’re in luck. It’s going to air tonight on all major network stations under ABC, CBS & NBC in the United States.
If you’re not around a TV or can’t get one of the major networks airing the State of the Union 2012 then you can also watch it live below. We’re embedding the 2012 State of the Union titled, “An America Built To Last.” The version we’ll be showing you is Live and enhanced.
The State of the Union starts at 6PM PST, 7PM MST, 8PM CST and 9PM EST.
Obama’s speech took one hour and two minutes last year to deliver his State of the Union address to the pulic. You can expect that this year it will be about the same with Republicans responding with their comments directly after. According to the Washington Post Governor Mitch Daniels (R-Ind) will be providing the GOP response directly following President Obama’s remarks.
If you’d like to participate in responding to President Obama after the State of the Union address this year you can submit questions until January 28th, 2012 at midnight EST. On YouTube the live interactive event is describes as:
“On Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. ET, President Obama will speak to the nation in his annual State of the Union address.
Starting today, you can ask President Obama the questions that are on your mind about the direction of the country and vote on others that you think should be asked. He’ll answer several of your top-voted questions during a special interview, which will take place on January 30, live from the White House. A selection of people who submit questions will also be invited to join a Google+ Hangout live with the President during the interview.
The deadline to submit is January 28 at midnight ET so submit your question now.
Note: President Obama and the White House are not responsible for question selection and will not see the questions that will be asked prior to the interview.”
If you’d like to participate in the live questions you can visit YouTube here and submit your question. There are currently 143,510 people that have submitted 73,129 questions and cast 952,362 votes in this live interactive feature.
Below you can watch a video of a homeless teenager who will be attending The State of the Union 2012 by Barack Obama.
A homeless teenager’s remarkable achievements in a high school in New York have earned her a seat at US President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
Samantha Garvey, who has a 3.9 grade point average, gained recognition for her work studying the effects of predators on mussels after she became a semi-finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search.
Olga, her mother, has not been able to work since she and her husband were in a car accident almost a year ago.
Cath Turner reports on the inspirational young girl’s story of overcoming the odds.
Below you can watch the behind the scenes released from the White House on writing the State of the Union for 2012. Have you ever wondered what kind of work goes into a speech that is delivered to the entire world? Now you can see President Obama in action preparing for one of the biggest speeches of the year!
Take a look inside the West Wing as the 2012 State of The Union Address is written
The President has been brainstorming with the speechwriters and huddling with the policy team. He’s come up with new ideas, rewritten language, and reordered pages. For President Obama, this isn’t simply an editing exercise. He’s invested in creating the State of the Union because he sees it as his opportunity to take his vision for the country to the American people directly.
If you’d like to watch last years State of the Union 2011 you can catch it below. The White House has it under their channel on YouTube and provides the exact footage of last year’s speech.
President Obama speaks about moving forward to create jobs, out-compete in the global economy by investing in innovation and education, and win the future for our children and our country. January 25, 2010.