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NPR has alerted us that the President will address the nation tonight and NPR coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. CT tonight. No details about the subject of the address are known at this time. President Obama is in Afghanistan on a surprise visit and a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Obama will address Americans tonight from Bagram Air Base, at 6:30 p.m. CT. NPR coverage will begin at 6pm.
Airs Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has been hearing arguments in the one of the most important legal and policy cases of our generation. Today the justices will consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court will release audio of today's arguments and NPR will offer one-hour wrap specials tonight of the arguments. Jennifer Ludden, NPR correspondent, will host tonight special. We will have edited highlights of the arguments before the justices. Tentative guests include Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.
Airs Tuesday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. On Tuesday night, January 24, President Obama delivers his State of the Union address. Facing into an election year, the President is expected to continue pushing Congress on his economic agenda. This will be President Obama's last State of the Union Address of his White House term as he heads into the 2012 presidential election campaign. NPR will also carry the GOP response which will be given by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.
Airs Tuesday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Melissa Block. Our coverage will feature candidate speeches, newsmaker interviews, and expert analysis from NPR Contributors E.J. Dionne (The Washington Post) and Matthew Continetti (The Weekly Standard), along with polling insights from The Pew Center's Andrew Kohut. We'll also hear from NPR's Mara Liasson and Ron Elving in our Washington Studios.
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