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11:00am

Wed August 28, 2013
March On Washington

50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the Aug. 28, 1963 March on Washington, D.C.

Airs Wednesday, August 28 at 11 a.m. The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington is Wednesday, March 28 and Red River Radio will bring you special coverage of the days events from NPR News and WBUR in Boston during this day of commemoration. Special speakers include Representative John Lewis, President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, Members of the King family, and President Obama. Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson will host this coverage and will be joined from the Mall by Hansi Lo Wang of NPR’s Code Switch Team and NPR reporter Allison Keyes. White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro will also report during the afternoon. NPR’s Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and Professor Julian Zelizer from Princeton will also join Robin and Jeremy for special coverage.

8:00pm

Tue February 12, 2013
State Of The Union

State Of The Union 2013

Airs Tuesday, February 12 at 8 pm. President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address and  NPR News will offer live anchored special coverage starting at 8 pm CT. Our special coverage will be hosted by Melissa Block. She'll be joined in the studio by NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving.

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9:00am

Mon January 21, 2013
Inauguration 2013

Inauguration 2013

Airs Monday, January 21 at 9 am. Red River Radio will join NPR news for special live coverage of the Inauguration of President Barack Obama.  Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish will host this special from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building, where the Inaugural ceremony will take place. They'll be joined there by White House Correspondents Ari Shapiro and Scott Horsley.

12:00pm

Fri November 9, 2012
Public Affairs Specials

President Obama speaks at noon

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White House

President Obama will speak today at noon about the economy. His remarks are expected to last approximately 10 minutes and NPR will provide coverage of his remarks. We will start the Regional Symphony Broadcast after the president's remarks.

7:00pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

Election Coverage 2012

Airs Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. Join Red River Radio and NPR News for and election night broadcast special on November 6, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Robert Siegel and Melissa Block will host. NPR's Washington Editor Ron Elving, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, and Political Junkie Ken Rudin will be in our DC studio. Our hosts will also be joined by NPR Contributors E.J. Dionne and Matthew Continetti. We'll have exit poll analysis from Andrew Kohut and Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center. NPR's Ari Shapiro will join us from the Mitt Romney election night event. Scott Horsley will be at President Obama's election night event. 

Tonight beginning at 5:00 p.m. we'll have the NPR Election Blog site up on our web site. They will be posting information and observations from across the nation as returns begin to come in. Listen to live coverage and join us online for full coverage of Election 2012.

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