President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night will offer local citizens more chances than ever to participate and find out more about issues they're most interested in. The White House will offer an "enhanced" viewing experience complete with charts, graphs and data.
The address will begin at 6 p.m. PT and will be followed by the traditional Republican response, this year delivered by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.
CNN will begin its coverage at 4 p.m. with political anchors and analysts including former Speaker Newt Gingrich, of McLean, who ran an unsuccessful campaign in the Republican presidential primary.
C-SPAN coverage will begin with a live preview, one hour early, at 5 p.m., and will include interviews with members of Congress and others from the Capitol's Statuary Hall at 7 p.m., immediately following the president's address and Republican response.
NBC will begin its coverage online at 5:45 p.m. at www.nbcnews.com, and will go live on the air at 6 p.m.
CBS will air the speech live at 6 p.m., anchored by Scott Pelley, who will interview House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia about the president's speech during the regular newscast, before the speech.
As President Obama enters the U.S. House of Representatives he will be announced by the House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving. Obama will be preceded by members of his Cabinet and the Supreme Court justices. Tradition dictates that one member of the Cabinet stays behind.