Details For President Obama's State of the Union Address
Local broadcast affiliates will preempt regular prime time programming for the President's address starting at 9 p.m.
President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night will offer local citizens more chances than ever to participate and find out more about issues they're most interested in. The White House will offer an "enhanced" viewing experience complete with charts, graphs and data.
The address is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. EST and will be followed by the traditional Republican response, this year delivered by Florida's own U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
CNN will begin its coverage at 7 p.m. with political anchors and analysts including former Speaker Newt Gingrich who ran an unsuccessful campaign in the Republican presidential primary.
C-SPAN coverage will begin with a live preview, one hour early, at 8 p.m.
Local broadcast affiliates will all air the speach starting at 9 p.m., according to listings for Verizon FiOS. Affiliates in the Tampa Bay area include WFLA-TV (NBC), WTSP (CBS), WTVT (Fox) and WFTS (ABC).