Brian Williams to Anchor NBC News' State of the Union Coverage
On Tuesday, January 28, NBC News will provide complete coverage and analysis of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to Congress and the Republican response from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) on-air and online. 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 the coverage live from Washington, DC, joined on set by "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory, NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd, and chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, as well as Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell inside the House chamber.
On social media, @NBCNews (http://twitter.com/NBCNews) will live-tweet the address and the NBC News political team 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.
The full broadcast will be offered to all NBC News Radio stations as a live simulcast. For those stations not taking the simulcast, NBC News Radio will provide regular hourlies, including reports from Washington correspondent Bob Costantini on Capitol Hill.
The network will also use Spanish-language closed captioning to provide simultaneous translation of Tuesday's State of the Union coverage. Beginning at 9pm ET (6pm PT), viewers can access the translations through CC3 on their television remote.