Another year, another presidential address to Congress. Tuesday night will bring us Donald Trump’s first State of the Union, and no matter where you are you’ll have plenty of options for watching the speech and coverage leans any direction on the political spectrum that you want.
CNN will of course be no exception, with a robust slate of coverage that will begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, with the speech itself beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
CNN’s coverage of the State of the Union will be hosted by Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper and Anderson Cooper, with additional input from John King at Cnn’s “Magic Wall” and Dana Bash at Statuary Hall. Throughout the evening you’ll also hear from Gloria Borger, Nia-Malika Henderson, Van Jones, David Axelrod, David Urban, Rick Santorum and Jennifer Granholm. Coverage of the speech the response to it in Washington and beyond will continue late into the night.
CNN’s coverage will be available as a live stream on CNN’s homepage and across its robust app, dubbed CNNgo, which is available on smart devices and streaming boxes like Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. You will not need a cable login to watch CNN’s coverage, which will be free for anyone to view.
Though Tuesday night will bring us Trump’s first official State of the Union address, Trump did address a joint session of Congress with a speech that was an awful lot like a State of the Union not long after he was inaugurated in 2017.
Trump’s speech is expected to tackle hot-button issues of the moment, including his administration’s new trillion-dollar infrastructure plan, immigration policy, the tax bill that the GOP-controlled Congress passed last year, and his foreign policy agenda — including addressing the current situation with North Korea. It’s probably that Trump’s State of the Union speech will last somewhere around one hour.