State of the Union 2016 Channel: What TV Station Is the Address On Tonight?

Tonight is President Obama’s final State of the Union address. The speech comes two days before the Fox Business Republican debate, so we’re sure some of the candidates will have things to say about Obama’s speech. But let’s focus on tonight’s event. Read on below for all the details on what channel to watch the SOTU on, who will be in attendance and more.


DATE: January 12, 2016


TIME: 9 p.m. Eastern


TV CHANNEL: NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN Fox News, Fox Business and MSNBC will all carry the speech, along with the Republican response by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. You can also watch a live stream of the speech at the top of this post.


LIVE STREAM: You can watch the speech right here at the top of this post. It will also be available on the White House website, the White House YouTube channel, Amazon Instant Video and FOX Business Live. Click here for all the details on how to watch any and all of the available live streams.


REPUBLICAN ADDRESS TO THE NATION SPEAKER: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley


FIRST LADY’S GUESTS: (Special Note: One chair “will be left empty for the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice.”), Syrian refugee Refaai Hamo, Edith Childs, Sue Ellen Allen, Oscar Vazquez, Gloria Balenski, Jennifer Bragdon, Lisa Jaster, Kathleen O’Toole, Mark Luttrell, Satya Nadella, Dannel Malloy, Braeden Mannering, Cynthia K. Dias, Mark Davis, Cary Dixon, Naveed Shah, Earl Smith, Spencer Stone, Jim Obergefell, Ronna Rice, Cedric Rowland, Ryan Reyes, and Lydia Doza. For full details on Michelle Obama’s guest list and each individual, read more via USA Today.


SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: Paul Ryan


There is always a “designated survivor,” who is a member of the cabinet designated to be at an undisclosed location when he delivers the speech, just in case something happens to the president, vice president and speaker. Tonight, there are two designated survivors:Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, the President pro tempore, and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.

President Obama’s presidency is scheduled to end on January 20, 2017.


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