Where to Watch the State of the Union Online

The address will air on television as well as online, of course; but online viewing might give you a more interesting and informative experience than TV viewing alone.

For example, there’s the White House’s official portal, which delivers a unique and media-rich experience. With WhiteHouse.gov’s official “enhanced viewing experience,” you’ll be able to see data displayed on charts and graphs as the president speaks.

Also, the White House will offer special online events in the hours and days following the address to answer questions and address important issues raised. Interested parties can submit questions via Twitter, Facebook or a web form.

For those who favor commentary, PBS’s NewsHour is hosting an Annotated State of the Union in partnership with UStream (here’s an example from 2010). This interactive feature will bring “analysis during and after the president’s address by NewsHour correspondents and experts on a variety of topics.” NewsHour‘s UStream video will also be embeddable.

If you prefer a more cut-and-dry look at the speech, you can check out Hulu’s embeddable live stream. You can also check it out on C-SPAN, which will also offer enhanced coverage via its Twitter account.

Will you be watching President Obama’s speech tomorrow? If so, will you be tuning in online, on a TV or on the radio? Let us know in the comments.


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