CBS NEWS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL LIVE COVERAGE OF THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
Features Network Broadcast of CBS News' "Special Report: State of the Union" Anchored by Katie Couric; Harry Smith Anchors THE EARLY SHOW Live from Washington, D.C.; Two-Part Webcast from CBSNews.com and Live Coverage from CBS News Radio
CBS News announced today that it will provide special live coverage of the State of the Union address on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Coverage will include the live network broadcast of CBS News' "Special Report: State of the Union" anchored by Katie Couric, Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS EVENING NEWS, and a special two-part Webcast from CBSNews.com (http://www.cbsnews.com/). In addition, Harry Smith will anchor THE EARLY SHOW (7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT) live from Washington, D.C.
Coverage will begin at 7:00 AM ET with Harry Smith anchoring THE EARLY SHOW from Washington, D.C. At 8:00 PM ET, CBSNews.com will stream part one of a two-part Webcast anchored by Cali Carlin, Anchor and Reporter for the site. The Webcast will stream live prior to the President's speech. Carlin will broadcast from New York and be joined by CBS News and CBSNews.com correspondents. Part one of the Webcast will focus on topics expected to be at the forefront of President Obama's address-health care reform, jobs and the uncertain economy, the latest sentiments expressed by Americans across the country-and expectations for President Obama's speech.
The Webcasts will be augmented by real-time chat via Twitter, Facebook and other social networks; a series of poll questions based on President Obama's address to the nation; and real-time Twitter commentary from voices on the left and the right.
At 9:00 PM ET, President Obama's State of the Union address will be streamed live online at CBSNews.com, in addition to the broadcast airing on the CBS Network and CBS News Radio. CBS News' "Special Report: State of the Union" anchored by Couric will immediately follow the speech and feature analysis from the CBS News political team as well as the Republican response.
After the "Special Report: State of the Union" broadcast ends, part two of the Webcast will be anchored by Couric, where she will continue the conversation online, taking questions submitted by viewers via Twitter and Facebook. The Webcast will feature further analysis from the CBS News political team, special guests and reaction from the Web. Couric will also talk to citizens from Elyria, Ohio, the site of President Obama's town hall meeting held last week.