With the government shutdown behind us for now, Donald Trump is indeed getting to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night — and literally every network and their mother will be broadcasting the speech and the response from the Democrats live. And that, of course, includes PBS NewsHour.
If you’re looking for a more sedated evening of coverage and analysis than you might get from the cable networks, PBS NewsHour might be the channel for you. And PBS is making it easy for you to check out its coverage, as it will be livestreaming its broadcast on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. You can check out the YouTube stream in the embed at the top of this post. All of PBS NewsHour’s streams will be available for free.
PBS NewsHour’s coverage will begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, which is also the scheduled start time for Trump’s speech. Coverage, which be sprinkled in between Trump’s speech and the response from the Democratic Party, as well as after until 11:30 p.m. ET, will be led by PBS NewsHour managing editor Judy Woodruff, with Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins reporting live from Washington.
Woodruff will be joined in the studio by a number of commentators, including columnist Mark Shields, the Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter, the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Peter Wehner, MoveOn’s Karine Jean-Pierre; and radio host Chris Buskirk. The Washington Post’s Robert Costa will also join remotely.
If PBS NewsHour isn’t what you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered with all the details for coverage plans for the State of the Union on the other major networks. Click here for what you need to know about streaming MSNBC’s coverage. Click here for a rundown on Fox News’ plans and streaming info. Click here for all the info about what CNN has planned. And click here for CBS News’ stream and broadcast info.