How to Watch ‘State of the Union’ with Jake Tapper Live Online

Jake Tapper, Ted Crockett, Roy Moore

CNN/Twitter CNN's Jake Tapper (left) and Roy Moore's Ted Crockett (right), after Crockett was informed that swearing on a Christian Bible is not mandatory for elected officials (CNN/Twitter)

Each Sunday, Jake Tapper interviews newsworthy figures in politics and policy. His program, State of the Union, airs Sundays at 9am and noon ET/PT.

If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch CNN live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services. They cost a monthly fee but all come with a free trial:

Hulu With Live TV: In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including both CNN and CNN International. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of CNN on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has many shows available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials).

Sling TV: CNN is included in both the “Sling Orange” and “Sling Blue” channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch CNN live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.

If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.


Tapper is CNN’s chief Washington correspondent, as well as the anchor of The Lead with Jake Tapper and State of the Union.

Tapper was born in New York City and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB in History in 1991.

In a recent interview with The Atlantic, Stopper was asked why he became a journalist. “I wanted to be a cartoonist, and then I wanted to go into film—not as an actor, but as a writer-director—and then I found myself during film school at the University of Southern California listening to the Clarence Thomas hearings in class on my Walkman, and I realized L.A. was not really for me.” He subsequently wrote a freelance story that was published in City Paper, which is how he met David Carr.

Discussing Twitter and his morning habits, Tapper offered, “[I read Twitter] on the way to the bathroom. I’ve made an improvement in that I now look at my e-mail first. But, so, that bothered me. I’m not worried about President Obama or President Bush’s feelings. But I know these Gold Star families. And I know that they remain—a lot of them—incredibly vulnerable, incredibly upset, and understandably so. So that just really bothered me. Within the course of an hour, the Scaramucci Post—which is, the whatever the heck it is, the web site or Twitter feed of the former White House communications director—is engaging in Holocaust denial. And then! Some nitwit on Twitter was comparing John McCain to Bowe Bergdahl, who just pleaded guilty to desertion. You know, President Obama loved John McCain and Bowe Bergdahl, and this is why I love Donald Trump—something like that. And Donald Trump Jr. liked it.”

Tapper was hired in 2003 by ABC News. There, he covered topics like New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina and Aghanistan. He was named Senior White House correspondent in 2008. He has received a number of accolades for his work, inculding three Merriman Smith Memorial Awards for broadcast journalism.

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