How To Stream Trump's State Of The Union-Like Address If You Don't Have A TV
After a little more than a month in office, President Donald Trump is set to give an address to Congress on Tuesday that will likely touch on all of the policy changes and future goals his administration has in store for the nation. The speech will likely resemble a traditional State of the Union address, but technically it shouldn’t be called one because Trump hasn’t been in the White House for a year yet. Instead, it will be known as an "address to a joint session." Technicalities aside, if we’ve learned anything from Trump’s speeches and press conferences, it’s safe assumption that his Tuesday address will be a notable one. Don’t worry if you’re sans television or cable, because you can easily stream Trump’s State of the Union-like address without them.
Trump's address to Congress is expected to begin at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and will likely to run for about 90 minutes, according to CBS News. If you’re in earshot of a television with cable on Tuesday evening, you can simply turn on any major cable and broadcast news networks to watch Trump’s speech. But, there are also plenty of ways to tune if you don’t have a television.
The easiest option is to tune into Twitter and PBS NewsHour’s livestream coverage. According to PBS, starting at 7 p.m. viewers can head over to jointsession.twitter.com, where the special broadcast will be anchored by the network’s managing editor Judy Woodruff along with NewsHour correspondents Lisa Desjardins, who will be live at the U.S. Capitol, and John Yang, who will be reporting from the White House. The coverage will reportedly also include reactions from the Democratic party.
While the address is not listed as a scheduled event on the White House's live events page, it's likely that this coverage will also be available there if PBS has any technical issues.
If those first two options fail, the address will also be livestreamed on YouTube by Fox News, which has already has a scheduled livestream of the joint session address and the events leading up to it, set to begin on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Eastern Time.
If you miss the live broadcast on Tuesday evening, PBS will replay the broadcast later on at 11 p.m. Eastern Time. Also, you can always count on various YouTube clips and Twitter recaps to come through with highlights.
And there will likely be a few moments to remember. As Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president and Trump's former campaign manager, promised in an interview with Fox News last week, "The Trump address won’t be boring because Donald Trump’s not boring."
That statement is far from an alternative fact — and tuning in tomorrow night through one of the many options available is one way Americans can stay on top of whatever the president and his team have planned next.