Barack Obama, the United State's 44th president, delivers his final State of the Union address Tuesday evening (Jan. 12). His theme will be "Together, We Make Change Happen." Watch it live online at 9 p.m. EST at WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU. Additionally, the address will, for the first time, be available on demand via Amazon Video. It will be aired on all national TV networks, such as ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and CNN.
Other ways to view, or follow this address include:
Starting at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 13, everyone can join Cabinet officials, members of Congress, Senior White House officials and special guests for a day-long engagement event on social media via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr, to ask questions, using #BigBlockOfCheeseDay:
- Share questions on Tumblr now using the ask box.
- Post questions in the comments on Facebook with #BigBlockOfCheeseDay.
- Post a photo or video with question on Instagram with #BigBlockOfCheeseDay.
The White House is calling this address "non-traditional." Obama said in his preview the speech will be about "the big things."
According to White House records, when Obama took office seven years ago, the United States was involved in two wars, losing more than 800,000 jobs a month and weathering the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. "We've proven that, together, we can overcome great challenges," states Obama.
In this last address, Obama is expected to lay out ways that Americans can once again come together in pursuit of a country worthy of generations to come.
Barack Hussein Obama II was born Aug. 4, 1961. He will be known as the first African-American to hold the U.S. presidential office.
Following Obama's speech, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, rumored to be a possible GOP vice presidential contender, is slated to deliver what it was being called the "Republican Address to the Nation," reports USA Today.